Lab 3 - Experiment 6: Addition of Vectors Dustin Johnston...

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Experiment 6: Addition of Vectors Dustin Johnston Physics 118 February 21, 2008 Introduction One of the concepts learned while studying physics is how to use vectors and vector addition to help solve complex equations involving quantities that have both magnitude and a direction. During this lab vectors are also used to demonstrate the concept of equilibrium and how by the manipulation of vectors equilibrium can be achieved in the everyday world. Procedure This experiment used one simple piece of equipment, a force table consisting of three pulley’s situated around the table upon which a string was set upon each, one end of the string being weighted down by pre-weighed weights and upon the other of each string the same circular ring was placed. The First step of the experiment was to determine a baseline by placing each of the three pulleys at equal distances around the force table. By being placed 120° apart and being balanced by hanging equal amounts of weight upon each and achieving equilibrium. The second step involved changing the angles on the force table so that the relationship
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course ECO 233 taught by Professor Gonzales during the Spring '08 term at Sam Houston State University.

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Lab 3 - Experiment 6: Addition of Vectors Dustin Johnston...

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