Experiment Moment of Inertia (AP)

Experiment Moment of Inertia (AP) - AP Physics Experiment...

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Purpose To determine the moment of inertia of a rotating system of masses. Procedures 1. Measure and record the mass (kg) of three 100g slotted masses (M 1 , M 2 , and m) and a weight hanger (w) using an electronic balance. 2. Measure and record the radius of the vertical shaft (r) using a caliper or string. 3. Secure the rod at its center to the top of the vertical shaft. 4. Attach masses M 1 and M 2 to opposite sides of the rod using the wing nuts approximately 12cm equidistant from the center of the rod. Measure and record the distance (R) of the masses from the center of the shaft. 5. Attach a section of cord to the screw on the vertical shaft. The cord should be of sufficient length to extend from the shaft over the pulley to the ground. 6. Wind the cord evenly around the shaft. Hold the shaft stationary and pass the free end of the cord over the pulley to a weight hanger. 7.
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