Physics Lab 4

Physics Lab 4 - Forces, Static, and Time-Varying Laboratory...

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Forces, Static, and Time-Varying Laboratory #4 Michael Dark Section 106 Ashley Pearson
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Purpose The purpose of this lab was to measure forces being applied to objects in several situations using two force sensors, a ring stand, and a force table. Also, we measured the time-varying forces of two objects when they came into contact with one another. Theory Time-varying forces allow us to compute the impulse produced by a force given by the equation: I = mv f - mv i Where m is the mass of the object measured in kilograms, v f is the final velocity measured in meters per second, and v i is the initial velocity measured in meters per second. With this data we can then verify Newton’s Third Law that if two objects interact, the force exerted by one object on the other is equal in magnitude but opposite in direction to the force exerted by the other. Procedure We began the experiment by turning on the computers and loading the LabPro software. Our next step in the experiment was then to calibrate the force sensors by
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHYS 111 taught by Professor Cui during the Spring '07 term at UMBC.

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