Experiment Ballistic Pendulum (AP)

Experiment Ballistic Pendulum (AP) - AP Physics Experiment...

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AP Physics Experiment – Impulse-Momentum (Ballistic Pendulum) Purpose To determine whether energy is conserved in a ballistic collision Procedures 1. Lock the pendulum at the maximum position. Check that the platform is level (parallel to the horizontal). 2. Load the steel sphere onto the rod and compress the spring until the trigger locks securely. Do not re-adjust tension ring. 3. Release the trigger and note the location of the sphere's impact. Affix a sheet of paper overlaid with a sheet of carbon paper at the point of impact. 4. Re-load the sphere and release the trigger mechanism. Repeat this step at least 5 times. 5. Measure and record the distance [h] from the rod to the floor. Measure and record the mean horizontal distance from the retracted rod to the point of sphere impact (range) [R]. 6. 2 . Calculate the initial velocity from the equation v
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHYS 101-102 taught by Professor Jelena during the Spring '08 term at Drexel.

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