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Fabian Pescador Algebra Physics 1 Dr. Joseph Sabutis Motion with Constant Acceleration
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Objective The main objective of this lab is to test the equations describing motion under constant acceleration and to check that they are consistent with the conservation of energy. The constant acceleration g is provided by earth’s gravitational field. If you have completed the lab to measure the value of g locally, then you should use your measured value of g in this lab. Theory We will verify the following two equations of motion for constant acceleration in one dimension: (1) (2) where x = position, v = velocity, t = time, a = acceleration, x o = initial position, and v o = initial velocity. Procedure We started off by leveling the track, by using the glider and a level bubble on top of the glider. We adjusted the tracks feet until Then incline the track a precise amount, by placing one of the wooden blocks under the foot of the air track on one side. As shown below, h equals the height of the block.
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, where = sin Ɵ Ɵ -1 (h/L). The acceleration of gravity is g = 9.80 m/s2, and the direction of this acceleration is straight down. The component of this acceleration along the direction of the track is . (3) The speed of the glider on the track will be measured with photogate timers. A card 10.0cm long placed on top of the glider interrupts a light beam in the photogate and triggers a timer. The photogate timer can be used to measure either the time for the glider to travel between
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