Inertia Balance Reflections

Inertia Balance Reflections - repeat with the same mass. I...

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John Malloy Inertia-Lab Reflections Sept. 29, 2008 1. The biggest thing needed for this lab was consistency. If we failed to produce the same swinging motion repeatedly, our results would have been incorrect. Similarly, we had to have consistent timing. The main idea of this lab is how mass affects an object’s inertia and momentum. When the mass increased, the amount of inertia increased. Greater mass resulted in less vibrations. This is due to the balance becoming more resistant to changes in motion. On the other hand, the balance swung with more force.
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John Malloy Inertia-Lab Reflections Sept. 29, 2008 2. For this inquiry, I gathered materials for the group to use and helped set up the balance. After that I mostly helped with counting vibrations and recording results. If we had a test that didn’t seem to match up with our results, I pointed this out and we did a
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Unformatted text preview: repeat with the same mass. I then helped clean up. John Malloy Inertia-Lab Reflections Sept. 29, 2008 3. I was very surprised by how consistent our results were. There was only one instance where our two tests of one mass didnt match up. Besides that we had very consistent results. The only thing I didnt like about this lab was that we werent able to run the lab through all the way. The weight limit of the balances kept us from adding weight until the balance didnt even reach a full vibration. John Malloy Inertia-Lab Reflections Sept. 29, 2008 4. I would give myself an A for this lab. For the sake of consistency, the same two people did all the testing. Because of this, I was left with little to do besides setup, cleanup, and counting, which I did to the best of my ability....
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course PHY 181 taught by Professor Houk during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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