Physics I Lab Manual 2011 52

Physics I Lab Manual 2011 52 - EXPERIMENT 6. CENTRIPETAL...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
EXPERIMENT 6. CENTRIPETAL FORCE (a) Click on the heading of the column for the measured centripetal force. In the “Options” tab, check the “error bar calculations” box and enter a fixed value error or ± 0 . 1 N which represents the sensitivity limit of the force sensor (b) Repeat the previous step for the column for the calculated centripetal force, but this time instead of entering a fixed value for the uncertainty, tell it to use the column created in step 6 (c) Double click on the graph to bring up the graph options window and turn on the option to show the x and y error bars and turn off the option to connect the data points with lines. 9. Fit a curve to your data by selecting “Curve Fit ... ” from the “Analyze” menu. Choose “Linear” as the general equation, enter “1” as the value for the parameter A , the slope of the curve, and click OK. This line represents the expression F c = 2 r 10. What percentage of your data points agree with the line (i.e. what percentage of
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course PHY 2048l taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online