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physics lab 5 - Ricky Vicenzi Physics Section B The purpose...

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Ricky Vicenzi Physics Section B The purpose of this experiment was to determine the densities of the given materials using different methods. In addition, the purpose was to see how one could apply Archimedes’ Principle when measuring the density of an object. At this start of the experiment, we were given 4 metal cylinders and we estimated their respective densities from greatest to least. Copper seemed the densest, followed by brass, iron, and aluminum. We were also given plastic and paraffin, which were less dense than the 4 cylinders. Next, we evaluated the densities of the cylinders by observing their measurements and using this formula; volume = pi * radius squared * height. To determine the masses, we used a triple beam balance. Archimedes’ Principle was then used to find the densities of the objects. The principle says that when an object is submerged in water, the weight of the water displaced is equal to the loss of the weight of the object.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHY 110 taught by Professor Levin during the Fall '07 term at Wake Forest.

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