Physics 161
FREE FALL
Introduction
This is a continuation of your previous Free Fall lab. You may use your data collected
previously, or you can collect new data. This time the focus will be on collecting and
analyzing raw position-vs-time data in Excel.
Physics 161
Moment of Inertia
Introduction
In this experiment we will study the effect of a constant torque on a
symmetrical body. In Part I you will determine the angular acceleration of a disk
when a constant torque is applied to the disk. From this we
Physics 161
Newtons Laws II
Introduction
In this laboratory you will explore a few aspects of Newton's Second Law using Capstone and the
Dynamics Track. In Part I, you will use hanging weights to accelerate a cart away from a motion sensor
and use the dat
Physics 161
Conservation of Linear Momentum
Introduction
In this lab, you will be observing the conservation of momentum under three different conditions. In Part I, you
will observe the elastic collision of two dynamics carts with magnets that repel one
Physics 161 Section: _
Projectile Motion
Introduction
Previously, you studied motion in one-dimension by analyzing the vertical motion of a bouncing ball.
Now you will examine both vertical and horizontal components of motion. For this experiment you will
Physics 161
FREE FALL
Introduction
This is a continuation of your previous Free Fall lab. You may use your data collected
previously, or you can collect new data. This time the focus will be on collecting and
analyzing raw position-vs-time data in Excel.
Physics 161
Vectors & Newton's Laws I
Introduction
In this laboratory you will explore a few aspects of Newtons Laws using a force table in Part I and in Part II,
force sensors and Capstone. By establishing equilibrium between three forces on the force ta
Physics 161
Measurement Uncertainties
Introduction
We all intuitively know that no experimental measurement can be perfect. It is
possible to make this idea quantitative. It can be stated this way: the result of an
individual measurement of some quantity
Physics 161
Pendulum
Introduction
This experiment is designed to study the motion of a pendulum consisting of a rod and a
mass attached to it. Using a rotary motion sensor, you will study the oscillatory motion of
the pendulum about its fixed point. By us
PHYS161-Spring 2016
Error Propagation Practice Problems
J.Lee
1. For a given set of input values, x = 2.3 cm 0.3 cm and y = 1.3 cm 0.1 cm, find z and z for the following functions:
(a) z = x + y
(b) z = x y
(c) z = xy
(d) z = x/y
(e) z = 2x
(f) z = x2
(g)
Measurement Uncertainties
Introduction
We all intuitively know that no experimental measurement can be perfect. It is possible to
make this idea quantitative. It can be stated this way: the result of an individual
measurement of some quantity is