Physics Lab 1

Physics Lab 1 - Measurements and Uncertainties Density of a...

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Measurements and Uncertainties: Density of a Metal Sample Laboratory #1 Michael Dark Section 106 Ashley Pearson
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Purpose The purpose of this lab was to measure the velocity and acceleration of moving objects. Theory The density of an object is given by the following equation: Density = M/V Where M is the mass with units of kilograms and V is the volume with units of milliliters. The volume of an object is given by the following equation: Volume = ∏D²T/4 Where D is the diameter with units of centimeters and T is the thickness with units of millimeters. The alternate mean density of an object is given by the following equation: Alternate Mean Density = 4M mean /∏D 2 mean T mean Where M is the mass with units of grams, D is the density with units of kg/m 3 , and T is the thickness with units of millimeters. Procedure We began the experiment by weighing the coins on an electronic scale. We recorded the masses and then measured the diameter with the vernier caliper. We also measured the thickness of the coins with the micrometer. Once we collected our
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