Physics Lab #1

Physics Lab #1 - Introduction In this lab we used many...

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Introduction In this lab, we used many different conceptual techniques to convert data taken into meaningful information. We were able to use our knowledge of vectors to decide how to measure out acceleration vector and relate it to the angle that we found. We found this angle with our knowledge of trigonometry; a knowledge that we practiced an infinite amount of times in this class to find components of force, velocity and acceleration. Other math skills were at use in this lab, such as the ability to relate equations and sum forces, then cancelling and rearranging equations until the found the values we were looking for. We also took the derivative of velocity to find the acceleration values that we would use to find the value of g. We also increased our abilities with logger pro, using the sensor, and using the cart- and-track system. We implemented prior knowledge of measuring accurately with a ruler. We also discussed and figured out possible sources of error that caused our data to be imperfect. Finally, we used kinematics to analyze the differences between position and velocity graphs to determine which was necessary to use for our calculations. In general, this lab practiced most of the skills that we learned during the first 3 weeks of class. Background
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course PHYSICS 1031 taught by Professor Professorfeldman during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

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Physics Lab #1 - Introduction In this lab we used many...

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