Exercise 1: What Is It?
A physics laboratory contains special equipment to use while you are performing an
experiment. Locate each of the items pictured on the following pages in your lab kit, and
place a check mark in the appropriate place when you find
Experiment 1: Balancing Centripetal Force
In this experiment, you will investigate how the magnitude of radius affects the time period
of an object with circular motion.
1 Aluminum Tube
1 m. Fishing Line
(5) Metal Washers
1Experiment 1: Rulers vs. Calipers
In this experiment, you will compare the precision and accuracy measuring the same objects
with a ruler and a caliper.
(1) 8 oz. Styrofoam Cup
1. Using t
Experiment 1: Falling in a Gravitational Field
In this experiment, you will investigate the effect of gravity on falling objects.
1 Coffee Filter
1 Wooden Block
*Basketball, Baseball, or Football
Experiment 1: Distance of Free Fall
In this experiment you will explore the time it takes for hex nuts at varying initial distances to
hit the ground as a result of free fall. Hex nuts will be tied to a string, which will provide
audible data for the rate
The image shows two balls (1 and 2) that are going to collide as they approach the point marked . Ball
1 has a mass of 2m and speed v, while ball 2 has mass m and speed 2v. Both balls are moving at 45
angles with respect to the vertical. Our system consis
What shape is the path that all objects in projectile motion follow?
A parabolic path
If you increase the initial vertical velocity of a projectile what happens to its horizontal velocity?
The horizontal velocity wont necessarily be affected if the initia