Physics Lab 6

Physics Lab 6 - Lab Partner: Section: 03/11/08 Conservation...

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Lab Partner: Section: 03/11/08 Conservation of Momentum Abstract: The objective of this experiment was to study the law of conservation of momentum by experimenting with different collisions in two dimensions. By breaking the momentum vectors into their components, we were able to analyze the distance obtained by the collisions, which when added together should have equaled the initial displacement of the ball with no collision. Our results seemed to be very accurate and agreed with the theory behind this experiment, in our first experiment we obtained a distance of 46.2 cm, in the second part of this experiment we obtained a total distance of 46.6 cm, and in the final part of this experiment we obtained a distance of 46.4 cm. Theory: To complete this experiment we first had to setup below the ramp a piece of paper that would mark where the steel ball would hit the paper. Next we just let a single ball roll down the ramp and hit the paper, and then we measured the distance this ball traveled. Next, we placed
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PHYS 181 taught by Professor Neil during the Spring '08 term at Nevada.

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Physics Lab 6 - Lab Partner: Section: 03/11/08 Conservation...

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