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Ananth Bulusu Michael Burket Eric Hite Uniform Circular Motion Physics 201 Monday 11/2/09 Abstract The main objective of the Uniform Circular Motion experiment is to observe the relationship between force and acceleration and the mass of an object. The units used for the recorded measurements are: seconds, meters, kilograms, and Newtons. The calculations used were: F = ma, Period = T/count, and ΔM/M= (Δm/m) + (Δr/r). The acceleration used to determine Force is 9.81 m/s^2.

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Introduction Uniform circular motion is the motion of a body traveling in a circular path. In this case the mass is being acted on by: gravity, centripetal acceleration, tangential acceleration, and a spring. This experiment uses a spring and mass as constants to determine the force that the mass was subjected to during uniform circular motion. . The velocity of a vector quantity depends on both body’s speed and its direction of travel. The changing of the velocity mean that it has an acceleration which is the centripetal acceleration that has a constant magnitude and directed at all times towards the axis of rotation. This acceleration is produced by a centripetal force which is also constant in magnitude and directed towards the axis of rotation.
Procedure First the mass of the bob, and the starting radius for the bob attached to the circular motion apparatus were recorded. The bob was then attached to the spring on the apparatus. The

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