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# Lab4 - PHY 241 University Physics Experiment 4 Vector...

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PHY 241 University Physics Experiment 4 Vector Addition: The Force Table Jacob Matson Lab Partner: Chip Pitkin Performed: Jan. 26, 2006 Submitted: Feb. 2, 2006

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Objective: To experimentally verify the rules of vector addition by comparison with the methods of vector graphs and rectilinear components. Apparatus: Force table, pulleys, slotted weights, cup, lead shot, bubble level, balance, and protractor (for graphical analysis section). Theory: There are two types of measurable quantities, scalars and vectors. A scalar is has only magnitude, so it can be added just like any other numbers. Mass is a scalar quantity. Vectors, on the other hand, have a direction as well. Common examples of vectors are velocity and force. Procedure and Data: 1. Each group will use the following 3 forces; A = 550 g-wt, B = 350 g-wt, C = 250g-wt 2. Group 7 will use A @ 350 degrees, B @ 180 Degrees, and C @ 110 degrees 3. Attach each mass at these angles to the string which is connected to the center ring.
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