Experiment 8: Centripetal Acceleration
Follow all of the lab activity steps given in the Lab Procedure.
data tables and graphs to this page.
TYPE YOUR ANSWERS
IN THE PROVIDED SPACES below & in your data tables.
Attach additional sheets of paper that clearly (NEATLY) show all of your calculations performed
during this experiment.
Did your data display the expected relationship between the centripetal force and angular
speed of the rotation? What evidence do you have of this? What changed when you changed
either the mass or radius? Write out your answer in a clear and well supported paragraph.
When the value of the revolving mass and the radius of its path are both held constant, what
theoretical effect on the period does increasing the radial force have? Did you observe this
experimentally? Write out your answer in a clear and well supported paragraph.