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Bryan Spelhaug Tues Lab 8:00am Experiment VIII: Centripetal Force Date: 9/14/10 Objective: In this experiment, we will be investigating the effects of angular speed and centripetal force on an object spinning in a circle. Whenever an object moves in a circular path we know the object is accelerating because the velocity is constantly changing direction. All accelerations are caused by a net force acting on an object. In the case of an object moving in a circular path, the net force is a special force called the centripetal force. We will be calculating the centripetal force on a trolley cart moving in a circular path by giving the wheel, which the trolley cart is sitting on, a spin. This spin will cause the trolley to have a force act on it in the direction towards the center of the wheel. Method: For this lab we will be using a turntable that has a track attached to it. The table is aloud to move in a circular direction by giving it a spin. A trolley cart will be placed on the table top in a rail track.
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