Physics Lab 3

# Physics Lab 3 - Falling Objects Laboratory#3 Michael Dark...

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Falling Objects Laboratory #3 Michael Dark Section 106 Ashley Pearson

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Purpose The purpose of this lab was to measure the motion of falling objects acted upon by the earth’s gravity and air friction. We also measured the time by which it took for the objects to fall when acted upon by air friction. Theory The position of an object falling under the influence of only the force of gravity is given by: s(t) = s o +v o t+(1/2)gt 2 Where s o is the initial position measured in meters, v o if the initial velocity measured in meters per second, and g is the acceleration due to gravity measured in meters per second squared. Gravity is equal to: G = 2∆H/t 2 Where ∆H is the change in height measured in meters and t is the time measured in seconds. Procedure We began the experiment by turning on the computers and the Logger Pro’s. We hooked up two photogates to the Logger Pro and started the experiment by dropping two metal rectangular objects with different masses through the photogates. The photogates measure the time it takes to pass through the first and second one with a distance of 0.5
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