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# Microsoft_Word___EXPM0158 - EXPERIMENT M0 PHY 158 Error...

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1 EXPERIMENT M0, PHY 158 Error Analysis I. Objectives: i. Become acquainted with the notion of the average value and the standard deviation of a series of measurements of a parameter (period T of a simple pendulum) ii. Measure the elongation x of a spring as function of applied force F. Use the method of least squares to determine the spring constant k iii. Become acquainted with the notion of error propagation. iv. Become familiar with the use of Microsoft EXCEL II. Equipment: stand, spring, mass holder, masses, meter stick, pendulum bob, string, stopwatch III. Introduction: Read the section on data analysis of the lab manual (pages 1-13) IV. Experimental Method: In section V(a) you will measure the duration of five pendulum periods using a stopwatch. A period is the time it takes for the pendulum bob to travel from point A to point B and back to point A (see fig.1). One lab partner can give a signal and release the pendulum bob. The other partner can operate the stopwatch.

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