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Unformatted text preview: Lab 112: Newtons Second Law Rushi Patel September 30 th 2011 Group Names: Skyler Lutz, Eddie Daly Inst: Hmaed Kazerani Introduction In this experiment we verified Newtons Second Law by measuring the acceleration of a system subject to a net external force . Newtons second law states that the acceleration a of an object is directly proportional to the net force acting on the object and inversely proportional to the objects mass m . Newtons second law can be expressed as an equation using F =ma . The unbalanced force was supplied by a mass falling in the earths gravitational field . Mass M g rested on a smooth horizontal air track and was attached to mass m by a light tape passing over a pulley . When the system was released M was pulled along the track by the force supplied by the suspended mass M . The air track and pulley had small openings through which jets of air were ejected to create a nearly frictionless surface . We ignored the friction in the pulley as well as the friction between the mass and the air track...
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