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Experiment #2 Acceleration due to gravity Tatiana Andujar Iglesias Experiment Date: Jan 29, 2021 Submission Date: Feb 9,2021 Lab Section: PHY 2048L 007 Lab Instructor: Ananya Adhikari 1 Purpose The purpose of this experiment is to measure the acceleration of a falling object, in which gravity is the only force acting upon the object. Thus, ignoring air resistance, etc. 2 Equipment For this experiment, you will need a free fall adapter, one small and one big steel ball, a balance, a 2m-meterstick, a stand with a long rod, PASCO 850 interface, and a computer with Excel. 3 Theory A free fall consists of dropping an object of mass mwith initial velocity of 0, thus from rest, from a certain point above the ground, neglecting air resistance, meaning that the only force acting upon the object would be gravitational acceleration. The equation ℎ = #!"$ %&2describes free fall motion- h representing the distance traveled, g being the gravitational acceleration, and t is the time elapsed since motion began, referred to as free fall time.