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PHYS 15200 Mechanics
IUPUI Physics Department
Lab05: Work and Energy
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Lab 05: Work and Energy Worksheet
Name
Date
Partners
PART I – WORK WHEN THE FORCE IS CONSTANT
Mass of “200g” standard weight =
kg
Time (s)
Position (m)
Start Moving
Stop Moving
Average force (N)
Work done (J)
Integral during lift
(N•m)
Δ
U
gravitational
(J)
PART II – WORK DONE TO STRETCH A SPRING
Part II
Time (s)
Position (m)
Start Pulling
Stop Pulling
Spring constant
=
N/m
Stretch
10 cm
20 cm
Maximum
Integral during pull (N•m)
Δ
U elastic
(J)
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IUPUI Physics Department
Lab05: Work and Energy
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PART III – WORK DONE TO ACCELERATE A CART
Time (s)
Position (m)
Start Pushing
Stop Pushing
Mass of cart (kg)
Final velocity (m/s)
Integral during push (N•m)
Δ
K
of cart (J)
PART IV  ANALYSIS
1. In Part I, calculate the work done as the average force times the distance (height) travelled.
The work that you did to lift the mass did not change its kinetic energy. Calculate the change
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2012 for the course PHYS 152 taught by Professor Button during the Fall '08 term at IUPUI.
 Fall '08
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 Energy, Force, Mass, Work

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