Lab_Manual_13 - Lab 13 Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies 1...

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Lab 13 Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies 1. Objective: To use the conditions of equilibrium of a rigid body to measure unknown forces and obtain information about the physical parameters of the rigid body. 2. Equipment: Meter ruler, a pivot to balance the ruler, a set of masses, stirrups to hold the ruler and the masses and an object of unknown mass. 3. Theory: When a rigid body is in equilibrium, the following conditions are satisfied. (i) Σ F x = 0 (ii) Σ F y = 0 (iii) Στ = 0 4. Procedure 1: . G . C . D A B 100 g Measure the length of the ruler shown on the computer screen and record it as: Measured length = ……. . cm The actual length of the ruler = 30 cm Calculate the conversion factor: Length measured on the screen Conversion factor 30 = This conversion factor is valid for the three parts of this experiment.
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Measure the center of gravity G of the given meter ruler by balancing it on the equipment provided. Now balance the ruler at the point C where the distance GC = x = 4 cm by suspending a 100 g mass from the point D. Vary the position of the 100 g mass until the ruler is perfectly balanced. Measure and record the distance CD = d. Repeat the experiment several times by increasing x in steps of 2 cm. Each time measure the distance CD = d. Tabulate the distances x and d. Interpretation of the Data set 1
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2011 for the course PHY 2048 taught by Professor George during the Fall '10 term at Edison State College.

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Lab_Manual_13 - Lab 13 Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies 1...

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