1. Define the term impulse.
The amount of force applied to an object over a certain period of time.
2.Using the principle of momentum conservation, explain what happens when a moving billiard ball
collides with a stationary ball (cue ball hitting the eigh
Measurement Instruments (Mass, Volume, and Density)
Learn to accurately measure mass and length of small objects using a digital
electronic balance and a vernier caliper by being able to read its fractional part of
Lab Exercise 4: Pendulum and Calculation of g
August 2, 2015
In this exercise, I used different weighted bobs, and different lengths of a pendulum to observe what
would happen if one variable was changed. From repeating the trials, I was a
Lab Exercise 5: Centripetal Acceleration
August 8, 2015
In this exercise, I used varied weighted hanging masses, radii, and rotating masses to observe what would
happen to centripetal acceleration when one variable what changed. From multi
Lab Exercise 3: Friction
July 25, 2015
During this experiment, I used a wooden block on different surfaces to examine the
concept of friction. Using a spring scale I observed the difference between static and
Lab Experiment 2: Acceleration
July 18, 2015
For this experiment I used an inclined plane and a weighted marble to calculate the velocity and
acceleration at determined distances. This helped me calculate the average and standard deviation
Lab Exercise 1: Experimental Errors and Uncertainty
July 12, 2015
The purpose of this exercise is to research the
different types of errors and how we can minimize
them in our measurements.
Finding the standard deviation of
Lab Exercise 6: Calculating the Speed of Sound
August 10, 2015
In this exercise, I used a 25 cm PVC pipe (resonance tube), tap water at room temperature, and a tuning
fork to calculate an estimated speed of sound. By moving the tube up or
Physics I w/ Lab
1. The law is considered universal because her theorized that all mass, matter, and everything
else in the universe act in relation to one another. Every mass exerts a force on others
regardless of distance.
The purpose of this lab is to experiment with static and dynamic friction, and how the relationships of
different materials affect the force required to move an object and keep it in motion.
1. 548 g. wooden block + bottle of wa
a. Mass would be measured in Kilograms while weight would be measured in Newtons.
b. Mass would be measured in Slugs while weight would be measured in Pound Force.
2. In reference to a book, Mass would be the amount of matter that the book contains whi
1. Impulse is a quantity of force multiplied by a time interval. Impulse is what causes an objects
change in momentum.
2. When a moving billiard ball comes into contact with a stationary ball, the principle of
momentum tells us that momentum will be conse
a. The Question / Problem- Does a hole cut into the center of an iron plate get larger or
smaller when the plate is subject to heat induced expansion?
b. Hypothesis- If I heat the Iron plate the hole will get larger as the plate expands.
What are the units of mass and the units of weight for the metric system?
The unit for mass in the metric system is kilogram, and the unit for weight in the metric
system is newton.
What are the units of mass and the units of weight for the Engli
1. It is well known that objects expand when heated. An iron plate will get slightly larger
when put in a hot oven. Suppose an iron plate has a hole cut in the center. Will the hole
get larger or smaller when the plate is heated and expansion occurs?
Explain the difference between linear speed and rotational speed. Include formula difference and
how rotational speed is changed to linear speed:
The difference between linear speed and rotational speed can be seen in their
respective definitions. Line
Projectile Motion: The Ballistic Pendulum
To study the conservation of energy and momentum using projectile motion.
In this experiment we will obtain experimental measurements using a
ballistic pendulum that is u