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Intro and Conclusion Lab 2

# Intro and Conclusion Lab 2 - Jorge Lopez Partner Andy...

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Jorge Lopez Partner: Andy Rachlin Jl9959 2/24/10 Lab 2: Uniformly Accelerated Motion Introduction According to Isaac Newton, objects on Earth will experience a constant acceleration when free falling. In this experiment we are looking to compare the acceleration of an object due to gravity to the theoretical acceleration of gravity. To do this we will use a glider that will slide down a nearly frictionless air track and to see if the glider goes through constant acceleration. We will raise the air track to a certain angle and only let the force of gravity work on the glider to test for constant acceleration. We predict that as long as the air track is frictionless then the acceleration will be constant and will be close to the theoretical value of gravity which is 9.8 m/s 2 .

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Jorge Lopez Partner: Andy Rachlin Jl9959 2/24/10 Conclusion In this lab we worked with a glider that slid down an air track due to the force of gravity and calculated its acceleration. After calculating the velocity (v 2 ) and plotting it
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