Lab 6 - PHYSICSLABORATORY REPORT BallisticPendulum TanishaBillups November19,2008 : Theory: conservatio

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PHYSICS LABORATORY REPORT  Ballistic Pendulum Tanisha Billups November 19, 2008
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Objective of the Experiment:  The purpose of this experiment is to use the ballistic  pendulum to measure the speed of a projectile. Theory:   One of the most powerful laws in physics is the law of momentum  conservation. The law of momentum conservation states that for a collision occurring  between object 1 and object 2 in an isolated system, the total momentum of the two  objects before the collision is equal to the total momentum of the two objects after the  collision. That is, the momentum lost by object 1 is equal to the momentum gained by  object 2. This tells us that the total momentum of a collection of objects (a  system ) is  conserved : the total amount of momentum is a constant or unchanging value. The ballistic pendulum is a classic example of a dissipative collision in which 
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Lab 6 - PHYSICSLABORATORY REPORT BallisticPendulum TanishaBillups November19,2008 : Theory: conservatio

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