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Physics 20 Graphing Worksheet During an experiment, a class of physics students measure the velocity of a rocket as it launches. They have several students watching to call out when the rocket reaches certain heights, while one student measures the velocity. Since the rocket started from rest, the following formula can be used to calculate the acceleration of the rocket... v 2 = 2ad ...where “v” is the velocity (m/s) of the rocket at each height, “a” is the acceleration (m/s 2 ) of the rocket, and “d” is the distance (m) the rocket has traveled up from where it started on the launch pad. The following information is gathered by the students. Displacement (m) Velocity (m/s) Velocity Squared (m 2 /s 2 ) 25 37.4 50 53.0 75 64.7 100 74.8 125 84.0 150 91.6 175 99.0 200 105.0 1. Determine the values for the final column of the table of information given above and complete the table.

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Unformatted text preview: 2. In the space provided below, sketch a graph of velocity as a function of displacement. 3. Describe the type of graph you obtained by showing velocity as a function of displacement. 8/26/2007 © studyphysics.ca Page 1 of 2 4. In the space provided below, sketch a graph of velocity squared as a function of displacement. 5. Describe the type of graph you obtained by showing velocity squared as a function of displacement, and then determine the slope of the graph. Make sure to include units. 6. Explain the significance of the slope you have calculated, and how it relates to the formula v 2 = 2ad. Use your slope to determine the acceleration of the rocket. 8/26/2007 © studyphysics.ca Page 2 of 2...
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