Lab 1 - Percent Error= 1.3201 x 9.8 m/s^2/9.8 m/s^2=1.3201...

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Christopher Dunomes Lab Report #1 PHYSICS 102L February 12, 2010 Objective: To measure the acceleration due to gravity using an incline plane. Theory: If the glider starts from rest, the distance it travels is given by formula Data: d(m) t(s) t2(s) T3(s) t(ave) T2(ave) 0.3 .4176 .4175 .4175 .4175 .1743 0.4 .4959 .4950 .4939 .4949 .2449 0.5 .5682 .5680 .5670 .5677 .3223 0.6 .6356 .6398 .6380 .6380 .4070 0.7 .7062 .7042 .7052 .7052 .4973
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Calculations: Acceleration do to gravity is G=2 x .8x1.3201/.2=10.5608 m/s2
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Unformatted text preview: Percent Error= 1.3201 x 9.8 m/s^2/9.8 m/s^2=1.3201 Conclusion: If the glider starts from rest, the distance it travels is given by the formula therefore the above theory is proven true. The acceleration due to gravity is 10.5608m/s 2 with a percent error of 1.3201%. Sources of error that may cause this percent error are inaccurate measure of time, inaccurate measure of distance, and inaccurate measurements of height....
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Lab 1 - Percent Error= 1.3201 x 9.8 m/s^2/9.8 m/s^2=1.3201...

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