Lab Eight - Lab Eight: Conservation of Momentum Purpose: In...

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Purpose : In this lab our goal is to test for the conservation of momentum by observing the collisions between two carts and to measure the energy changes during multiple types of collision between these two carts. Also, after observing these collisions, we would like to be able to classify these collisions as explosive, elastic, inelastic or perfectly inelastic. Data and Calculations : Mass of Cart One (Velcro/Magnetic) 495.6 grams Mass of Cart Two (A) – (Velcro/Magnetic) 491.0 grams Mass of Cart Two (B) – (Velcro/Plunger) 492.3 grams Run Number Velocity Slope (m/s 2 ) Intercept (m/s) Collision Time (s) Part One Cart 1, Initial -.03677 .3269 Cart 2, Initial 0 0 Cart 1, Final .027 -.2950 Cart 2, Final -.1064 .5150 Initial: 1.80 Final: 2.10 T: 1.95 Part Two Cart 1, Initial -.03776 .3775 Cart 2, Initial 0 0 Cart 1, Final .01671 -.03797 Cart 2, Final -.02283 .3434 Initial: 1.55 Final: 1.90 T: 1.725 Part Three Cart 1, Initial -.02221 .2875 Cart 2, Initial 0 0 Cart 1, Final -.007392 .05273 Cart 2, Final -.02323 .2421 Initial: 1.90 Final: 2.10 T: 2.0 Part Four Cart 1, Initial -.06575 .5809 Cart 2, Initial 0 0 Cart 1, Final -.04552 .3240 Cart 2, Final -.03127 .2830 Initial: 1.40 Final: 1.70 T: 1.55 v=mt +b v= -.03677 x 1.95 + .3269 v=.2534 m/s p = mv p = (.4956)(.2554)
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PHYS 1211 taught by Professor Zink during the Winter '08 term at Denver.

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