xperiment 5

xperiment 5 - contained and released from steel balls. It...

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Introduction: There are two types of energy: potential and kinetic. Kinetic energy is determined to be conserved when two objects collide and the second object has kept the same speed and energy of the first object. In an inelastic the energy is not transferred completely. The energy before the objects are in motion is potential and that is calculated by mass x gravity x height and kinetic energy is not zero when an object is in motion, and that is calculated with one half x mass x velocity. Results: Conclusion: This experiment teaches me how to accurately measure the amount of energy
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Unformatted text preview: contained and released from steel balls. It shows me how the two steel balls include elastic and inelastic collisions. Also, the experiment shows me how energy is transferred from one ball to the other from potential to kinetic energy. In the elastic collision the speed and energy of the first ball before it hits is close enough to the second ball’s velocity after it hits to determine the kinetic energy and speed is conserved. In the inelastic the velocity of the ball after the balls collide is about half which helps determine that the energy and speed is not conserved....
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course PHY 2048 taught by Professor Guzman during the Spring '08 term at FAU.

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