Lab 1 - Lab #1 Graph Matching Introduction to Physics I...

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Lab #1 Graph Matching Introduction to Physics I Laboratory Julie W. Bentley-Sikes 01/17/2012
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I. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this lab was to discover how to interpret graphs of Distance v. Time, as well as Velocity v. Time. Translating these aforementioned graphs allows the experimenter to easily recognize not only the direction in which an object is going, but also its speed, how far it travels, and whether the object is positively accelerating or negatively accelerating. A video of a girl moving in front of a motion detector was provided for hands-on analysis of position, velocity and speed. II. PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS In this lab, a list of ‘preliminary’ graph sketches were requested to be drawn. The first type of graph requested was the Position v. Time graph (the same type of graph that was created from the lab video). Secondly, is the Velocity vs. Time graph. For each of these types of graphs, four sub-graphs were drawn that reflected the following: An object at rest An object moving in the positive direction with a constant speed An object moving in the negative direction with a constant speed An object that is accelerating in the positive direction, starting from rest The following are my sketches that reflect each of these types of graphs fulfilling the descriptions on the bullet points listed above:
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III. THEORY
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On the Position v. Time graphs, the X-axis represents the amount of time passed in measurements of seconds. The Y-axis represents the position of the subject matter in meters. If
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2012 for the course PHYS 1111K taught by Professor Rademacher during the Spring '12 term at Darton State Collge.

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Lab 1 - Lab #1 Graph Matching Introduction to Physics I...

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