Lab 1 Report - recorded i.e for example[2.12 s 2.16 s...

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Objective : In this experiment we intend to explore the rate of acceleration of a rolling object by recording data observed from an inclined plan apparatus. Galileo used an incline plane setup in order to study the motion of objects. Our attempt is to try and accurately measure the effect of gravity on fallings objects and develop a conclusion to describe this effect. Apparatus : 2 meter ramp, (2) wooden blocks, metal ball, stopwatch, and a centimeter ruler Calculations : Distance was determined by a fixed set starting at one meter increasing by .15 meters every new trial until 1.9 was reached for each row. Times were recorded for each distance at a frequency of three attempts. Meantime was determined by the average of three time intervals
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Unformatted text preview: recorded i.e. for example, [2.12 s +2.16 s +2.09s] /3 = 2.12 s . T² was determined by squaring the meantime, i.e. [2.12s ]² = 4.49s ² . Average velocity was calculated by taking the distance over meantime for each trial, i.e. 1m/2.12s = 0.47m/s. Angle of the inclined plane was measured utilizing trig function, tan = opposite/adjacent while solving for i.e. . The slope of graph i.e. 0.25 m/ s² was determined by the linear regression equation on graph using y = mx + b. Acceleration from slope of graph was determined by a = 2 * m i.e. 2 *0.25 m/ s² = 0.49 m/s² ....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course PHYS 2425 taught by Professor Kumar during the Fall '08 term at Dallas Colleges.

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