Accelerating discussion the purpose of this

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accelerating.Discussion:The purpose of this experiment was to see how gravity affects the accelerationand velocity of free falling objects. Throughout the experiment, there were many different errors and uncertainties that could have happened which would have lead to inaccurate data. A human error that could have occurred during the experiment was misreading or incorrectly measuring the points on the strip with the meter stick. A person could have incorrectly measured or labeled the points with the incorrect subunits because the subunits are so small and close together that it is difficult to get the exact measurement. Another human error that could have occurred during the experiment was when the partners were holding the weight and strip, and were preparing to release them. One partner could have let go too soon or too late, which would have affected the timing and dots on the strip. It would have altered the free fall and the results would be incorrect. Not only were there human errors that could have occurred throughout the experiment, there were also quite a few uncertainties that could have occurred. Although air resistance can be ignored in this experiment because the free fall was so short, it still could have had minor affects on the acceleration during the free fall. Another uncertainty could have occurred were the timer and the weight of the object. The timer was set to 40 Hz, but there still could have been uncertainties with it because it could have been off by a fraction of a second which would have lead to different spacing with the dots on the strip. For the uncertainty with the weight, it weighed 200 g, but it may not have weighed exactly 200g. It could have been off a tiny bit more or a tiny bit less, and that fraction differential of the weight could have had an affect on the free fall and the acceleration.Conclusion:The purpose behind this experiment was to understand the importance of the constant force of gravity. With that information we can find the
displacement/distance of an object over a certain time interval while measuring its velocity throughout a free falling object. By finding the force of

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