lab1 - James Montgomery Physics 326 Section 04 September...

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James Montgomery Physics 326 Section 04 September 15, 2011 LAB 1: Propagation of Error Introduction: Different materials have different stiffness, called a modus of rigidity. This lab aims to test the modus of rigidity for a steel wire by measuring the dimensions and period of a twisting block and applying the measurements to a set of applicable equations; notably . Furthermore, this lab attempts to display how simple miscalculations can snow-ball throughout the applied equations and affect the final outcome. This lab frames how to correctly work with the upcoming labs as well as how to treat error with care. Experimental Method: This lab required only a few basic instruments to complete. A stand with an arm was needed to suspend the steel wire and weight apparatus as well as a screwdriver that would allow disassembly of the apparatus. Furthermore, a micrometer, meter stick and scale were needed to properly measure all facets of the experiment.
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course PHYSICS 326 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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