Lab 2: The Glucometer: A Study in Uncertainty
Experiment Purpose and Design:
The purpose of this experiment is to determine the accuracy and precision of a
glucometer. We will do so by collecting several concentration measurements from a
glucose solution
173.111.07
Mathematics of Elastic and Inelastic Collisions.
The momentum and kinetic energy of an object of mass m and moving at velocity v is:
The momentum and kinetic energy of an object of mass M and moving at velocity V is:
Suppose a system is made up
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Lab #7
Conservation of Momentum
Lab Description
Today, we are going to explore conservation of momentum and conservation of energy.
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Lab #6
The Real World: When Approximations Fail
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Today we are going to observe and analyze how a common approximation fails.
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173.111.Math
Power Series Expansion
Many functions can be expanded in the form of a Power Series Expansion,
( ) = + + + + =
Depending on the function f(x) this expression may be valid for all values of x or possibly only valid over
some interval.
Here i
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Lab #5: Week 2
Whats Inside? Can You Determine the Interior of a Solid Object?
Lab Description
You have three spheres with diferent interiors in front of you: a hollow one, a solid one, and one where the interior is unknown.
You need to be abl
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Lab #5: Week 1
Whats Inside? Can You Determine the Interior of a Solid Object?
Lab Description
You have three spheres with diferent interiors in front of you: a hollow one, a solid one, and one where the interior is unknown.
You need to be abl
173.111.04
Come up with a model of how your muscle works internally.
Consider two simple objects used to mediate force in a system.
The inextensible string is a string of fixed length between two objects that can be put under tension.
Springs are objects
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Lab #3: Week 2
Bombs Away! Calibrating a Cannon
Lab Description
Today, we are going to combine our problem-solving and error analysis skills to make a prediction and see how accurately we can
hit a target.
Learning Goals
1. To reinforce projec
The document is meant to be clarification of the idea that for each kind of shot, there are two possible angles.
For the e levated shot , Theta has a plus/minus expression. So from that it is obvious that two angles correspond to
a given stationary target
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Lab #3: Week 1
Bombs Away! Calibrating a Cannon
Lab Description
Today, we are going to combine our problem-solving and error analysis skills to make a prediction and see how accurately we can
hit a target.
Learning Goals
1. To reinforce projec
173.Math
Statistics: Propagation of Error Formulas
Step 1: Assume we want to derive some quantity f(x,y,z) from measured quantities x, y, and z. Each of
these quantities has an average, a standard deviation, and a standard error associated with it.
Step 2
Lab Report #02:
Yu Zhang
General Physics Laboratory I (173.111)
Section: 17
Q1. Describe your design, for determining the different reaction times, in terms of the experimental
setup and the mathematics necessary for the experiment. How does your design s
Lab #2
Reaction Time: What effect does talking or texting really have?
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Lab Description
Last week, we learned how to use error analysis to help us interpret data. Today, we are going to design an experiment to give us
some real physical data to
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Lab #1
Craps! The Nature of Statistical Processes
Lab Description
Today, we will be rolling a set of dice and observing the frequency with which we roll ones and twos. We will conduct varying
numbers of trials to observe the effect that the nu
Rules and Grading Policies for Physics Lab
No food or drinks in the lab, not even water. They can damage the equipment (mostly in the second
semester) and due to some of the experiments we do it is actually illegal to have food in here. First
violations w
173.111.Math
Basic Mathematics for Lab: Numeric Derivatives
Calculus: Derivatives
The slope of the line (the secant line) between 2 different points of a function is given by the ratio of the
difference in the y-values divided by the difference in the x-v
Jake Mokris (with Ji Kim)
Group 0
September 18, 2011
Lab 2 Report: Reaction Time
Abstract: In this experiment, our objective was to measure human reaction time. Our
equipment consisted of a ruler and an appa
Rebecca K Zhang
9/16/15
Rebecca Zhang
Lab 1: Measurement Analysis Using Spreadsheets
9) The actual slope is 19.62. Our experimental slope was 18.3. The difference is
significant since our calculated t-value = 2 which was greater than 1 but less than 3.
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Rebecca K Zhang
Physics Lab 5: Hitting a Target
Christy, Tiffany
10/20/15
Lab 5: Hitting a Target
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The angle required to achieve maximum range is 45 degrees.
The measured v0 is too small.
We didnt have to revise our velocity!
Our calcula
Lab 7: Inelastic Collisions
I. Experiment Purpose and Design
An inelastic collision is a collision in which the total energy of the system is not conserved. The
goal of this experiment was to measure the fractional energy loss during inelastic collisions
Lab 10: Ballistic Pendulum
I.
Experiment Purpose & Design
The goal of the experiment is to find the spring constant k of a projectile launcher by using the
laws of conservation of energy and momentum. We began by calculating the moment of inertia of the
b
Lab 3 Distraction & Reaction Time
I. Experiment Purpose & Design
The purpose of this experiment is to determine whether distractions have a significant
impact on reaction time. It is also intended to exercise certain laboratory skills such as finding the
I.
Lab 4 - Projectile Motion - Calibrating a Cannon
Experiment Purpose and Design
In this experiment we will measure the distances traveled by a projectile throughout several
trials in order to find the muzzle velocity of the object. The purpose of the ex
Lab 8: Whats Inside?
I. Experiment Purpose and Design
The goal of this experiment was to reinforce the laws of conservation of energy and
to investigate the relationship between linear motion & rotational motion. This experiment
was conducted by studying
Lab 6 Report: Conservation of Momentum: Elastic Collisions
I. Experiment Purpose and Design
Elastic collisions are collisions in which both momentum and kinetic energy are
conserved. In this experiment we used gliders on a frictionless track to study thes
Lab 9: When Approximations Fail
I. Experiment Purpose and Design:
A simple pendulum is a system that approximately exhibits simple harmonic motion and
oscillates predictably with time. The purpose of this lab experiment is to study the motion of a
pendulu
Lab 5 - Projectile Motion - Hitting a Target
I.
Experiment Purpose and Design
The goal of this experiment is to hit a target with a calibrated projectile launcher in order to put
the physics of projectile motion into practice. We will do so by calculating
Lab 1 - Data Analysis With Spreadsheets
Lab 1: Data Analysis with Spreadsheets
I. Experiment Purpose & Design
The purpose of this experiment is to learn and perfect the essential spreadsheet skills necessary
to quantify, illustrate, and interpret data. Th