Experiment 3

# Experiment 3 - Experiment 3: Force and Potential Energy...

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Experiment 3: Force and Potential Energy Introduction: In this lab, the experiment being performed will test whether or not there is a comparison between the force of a magnetic field and the distance from its source. As we attach a magnet to the glider, it can be assumed that we will attempting to determine the potential function for the magnetic field and then compare it to the force previously predicted by the magnetic force on the glider. The purpose is to verify that our hypothesis, F=-dU/dX, gives the correct result between two bar magnets by finding the magnitude of the slope of our potential curve at the point x(s), and then compare with the force at this specified point. Conclusion: After the completion of the experiment/calculations, the static force has been found to equal 704358 +/- 490.5 g*(mm/s^2). This value was found by attaching a string with a specified weight of 71.8g +/- .05g, and then consequently looping the string around the pulley in order to get the separation distance which was the value of x(s), 16mm +/- .5mm. From previous

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## This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course PGE 301 taught by Professor Olson during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas.

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