Physics lab 1

# Physics lab 1 - Sean Larson ID 21792768 Physics Section 12...

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Sean Larson ID# 21792768 Physics Section 12 9/20/07 Experiment 1: Measurements Introduction All experiments in physics require some type of measurements to be done and it is necessary to realize that these measurements have been made with something called scientific uncertainty, or scientific error. 1 The specific purpose of this lab experiment is to familiarize the student with the methods of recording results and estimating experimental error. 2 The main goals of this experiment are to understand the concept of experimental error and to use the proper equations to find the results that are asked for. All experiments in physics require some type of measurements to be done and it is necessary to realize that these measurements have been made with something. The area of a machined metal block provided in part one of the experiment was to be measured for the area. This means that the length and width needed to be measured. Keeping in mind that A=LW. In part two of the experiment, the reaction time was to be measured. This happened by dropping a ruler at point zero and then measuring where the student stopped the ruler. Keep in mind that D=gt 2 /2. Results for Part 1 Equations For Part 1 of the Experiment *Length Average L Avg= Σ (L/n) n= number of samples *Standard Deviation (L Avg – L)

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