Lab 3 - Lab#3 Projectile Motion Introduction to Physics I...

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Lab #3 Projectile Motion Introduction to Physics I Laboratory Julie W. Bentley-Sikes 02/14/2012
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I. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this lab was to not only measure the horizontal and vertical displacement of a basketball undergoing projectile motion, but to also measure the horizontal and vertical components of velocity of a basketball undergoing projectile motion. In order to achieve the two aforementioned objectives, concepts of kinematics were applied in order to predict where the ball would land after bouncing once. A video located inside of the Logger Pro software contained a basketball being thrown by a man for us to analyze. With the aide of this Logger Pro software we were able to not only make the aforementioned calculations, but were also able to translate them into Velocity v. Time graphs for quick analysis. II. PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS In this lab we were given a couple of Preliminary Questions to answer before conducting our laboratory experiment: If you were to throw a basketball, what information would be needed to predict how much time it would take for the ball to hit the floor? What assumptions must you make o One would need to know the gravity of the planet (Earth), how high up the person throwing the basketball is, and the mass of the ball. One must also
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