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physics lab 5 - PHYS104. EXP5: Conservation of Momentum...

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PHYS104. EXP5: Conservation of Momentum Experiment Date, Lab Partners Date of Experiment: 10/09/06 Names of Lab Partners Mary Shanley Morgan Abstract (10 pts.) Provide an abstract for this experiment here. In this experiment, we investigated the hypothesis that momentum is conserved in a closed system. By performing two trials on an air table, which simulated a nearly frictionless plane, we were able to gain an understanding of how motion works in one dimension. Two pucks (of a recorded mass) were pushed towards one another and collided close to the center of the air-table. Using a spark timer, we were able to determine the velocities and angles that the pucks traveled at before and after the collision. The first of the two trials was used to simulate an elastic collision where the pucks bounced off of each other with limited kinetic energy loss, while the second trial was aimed at creating an inelastic collision by use of Velcro to hold the pucks together post-collision. Our results Data, Results, Graphs 1. Import your data analysis for this experiment (JPG or GIF files only), or submit your analysis on paper to your lab instructor. . JPG/GIF files only. Numerical Results 1. For Part 1, report the total momentum of the pucks before and after the collision. 2. For Part 1, report the total kinetic energy of the pucks before and after the collision. 3. For Part 2, report the total momentum of the pucks before and after the collision. 4. For Part 2, report the total kinetic energy of the pucks before and after the collision. Discussion Questions
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PHYS 105 taught by Professor Walker during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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physics lab 5 - PHYS104. EXP5: Conservation of Momentum...

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