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Unformatted text preview: LAB 121 Tom Pampalone Page 1 of 4 LABORATORY EXPERIMENT REPORT Name: Tom Pampalone Group Members: Paulina, Ronard, Eric, Juan Experiment Date: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Course Name: PHYS 106A Section: 008 Instructor: Professor Seman LABORATORY # 121 Rotational Static Equilibrium--Forces on a Strut 1. O B J E C T I V E The objective of this lab is to study the motion of a body traveling with constant speed in a circular path and verify the expression for centripetal acceleration. 2. T H E O R E T I C A L BACKG R O U N D Suppose that a body is traveling in a circular path with constant speed. It has acceleration normal to the path of motion which changes the direction of the velocity. This radial acceleration is directed toward the center of the circular path and is called centripetal acceleration. According to Newton's Second Law, the force F required to impart an acceleration a to a mass m is : F = ma The centrally directed force F on the mass m is called the centripetal force. If one measures the centripetal acceleration on a mass, the centripetal force can be calculated....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course PHYS 106 taught by Professor Opyt during the Spring '08 term at NJIT.
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