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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, March 30, 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 determine the tension on the supporting cord and a strut by taking torques about the pivot point of the strut. This will help to gain a better understanding of torque and the condition for rotational equilibrium. 2. T H E O R E T I C A L BACKG R O U N D By definition torque is a cross product of distance r and applied force F . magnitude of torque t is: t = rsin When a body is in rotational equilibrium, the sum of all the torques which is net torque acting on the body about any point, O, must be zero, that is: T net = t = 0 3. E Q U I P M E N T Steel rod Strut 50g weight hanger Super pulley on a curved rod Set of weights Rev. 1.09.0901 Department of Physics, New Jersey Institute of Technology LAB 121...
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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.
- Spring '08