Conservation of Linear Momentum Lab Report - Conservation of Linear Momentum Lab Report TA Mark Moog Lab Section 422 Lab Partners Sloane Miller Noah

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Conservation of Linear Momentum Lab Report TA: Mark Moog Lab Section: 422 Lab Partners: Sloane Miller, Noah Haga, Katherine Heyde Date Lab Performed: 2/28/2012 On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this assignment. Clay Long Abstract In this experiment, the conservation of linear momentum was observed. Two pucks were put on an air track to simulate a frictionless environment. These pucks were pushed to collide with each other and their tracks were recorded with a spark timer. The spark timer allowed for us to measure the velocity of each puck because we were able to measure the distance between each hole punched in the carbon paper and knew that the time interval between each hole punched was 1/20 s. With the pucks weighed on a scale, we could then determine the x and y components of the pucks momentums both before and after the collision. The x component of the momentum of the system started as .3974 kg m/s initially, and then was .5385 kg m/s after the collision. The y component of the system initially was .2926 kg m/s initially and .3608 kg m/s after the

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