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Bryan Spelhaug Tues Lab 8:00am Experiment VI: Fluid Resistance and Terminal Speed Date: 10/12/10 Objective: to observe the effects on an object that is dropped vertically in a fluid. Fluid resistance is the force exerted by a gas or liquid opposing the motion of a body through it. For this experiment, we will be investigating the effects of a steel/brass ball that is aloud to undergo free-fall in a cylinder filled with water from a vertical height above ground. When dropped, the ball will only be under the influence of gravity, but fluid resistance will be opposing the motion and will slow the object down. Method: For this experiment, we will utilize a 4” PVC pipe set vertically on the floor with a cap at the end closes to the ground. The pipe is then filled with water. A steel/brass ball is attached to a string while the other side is attached to a hanger with a specific mass. The string is draped over two frictionless-massless pulleys. One of the pulleys is attached to a sensor that will collect the data onto a computer that displays a
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course PHYSICS 1410 taught by Professor Falco during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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