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Unformatted text preview: Measure the mass of the bung (M), the total mass of the washers (m), the radius of the orbit (R) and the time for ten orbits (10 × T). ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSION : Calculate the period of the orbit (T), the velocity of the bung in the orbit (v = 2 π R/T) and then work out the centripetal force (F). Compare this value with the weight of the washers. (The centripetal force should be equal to the weight of the washers. This will only be the case if the system is frictionless.) Repeat the experiment with different numbers of washers. Plot a graph of m against v 2 . R...
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course PHYSICS 2b taught by Professor Valdes during the Spring '11 term at École Normale Supérieure.
- Spring '11