Physics Lab 4

Physics Lab 4 - Lab Partner Lab Section Date of Experiment...

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Unformatted text preview: Lab Partner: Lab Section: Date of Experiment: 02/26/08 Force and Acceleration on the Air Track Abstract: The objective of this experiment was to investigate the acceleration of a system as a measure of the external force acting upon the system and the total mass of the system. We obtained the average acceleration of the system by using the velocity of the system divided by different time segments. Our results seem pretty consistent with the expected results, in Part I of this experiment our hanger force started from .04905N and increased to .4415N as we continued to increase the weight on the hanger. In Part II of this experiment, the acceleration of the glider started at .007774 m/s 2 and increased until .01045 m/s 2 as we continued to decrease total mass. Theory: In this experiment we setup a glider on a frictionless air track and then set up infra-red stations 50cm apart. We then added various masses on the glider and the hanger attached to the glider. After adding the weights we then set the glider free to move and measured the time it took glider....
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