Moment of Inertia Lab
Purpose: To find the moment of inertia of two different rotating systems.
Discussion:
Ipoint mass = mass * radius2
Irod = 1/12 * mass * length2
Idisk = * mass * radius2
Iwasher = * mass * (a2 + b2)
Procedure:
Lab Materials: washer, d
Acceleration and Angles
Purpose: The purpose of this lab was to determine the relationship between the angle of the
ramp and the acceleration of the car moving down the ramp.
Hypothesis: As the angle of the ramp increases, the acceleration of the car goin
Circular Motion
Purpose: The purpose of this lab is to find the relationship among centripetal force, mass,
radius, and frequency.
Hypothesis: As the radius increases, the centripetal force will increase at a constant rate.
Discussion: An object moving un
Projectile Motion with a Marble
Purpose: The purpose of this lab was to find the relationship between the angle at which the
projectile was launched and the horizontal distance it travels.
Hypothesis: As the angle approaches 45 from 0, the horizontal dist
Conservation of Energy
Purpose: The purpose of the lab is to verify the conservation of energy by determining the
relationship between kinetic energy and potential energy.
Discussion: WNC = KE + Ug + Us where WNC is the work done by non-conservative force
Acceleration Due to Gravity
Purpose: The purpose of this lab was to determine the value of g, the acceleration due to
gravity.
Hypothesis: Since the ideal value of gravitational acceleration is 9.807 m/s2, the acceleration
value obtained during the lab wi
Rocket Lab
Purpose: To examine the operating characteristics of a model rocket engine and compare lab
data to published spefications.
Procedure:
Materials needed:
LabQuest Equipment with computer
Table
Pole along with clamps
Blast shield
1. Prepare a mode
Pulley Lab
Purpose: The purpose of this lab is to find the force on an object and its acceleration.
Hypothesis: When the mass of the object is constant, as the acceleration increases, the force
on the object increases at a constant rate.
Discussion: F=ma,
Eliminating Error Labs
Purpose: The purpose of the lab is to verify the relationship between KE and Ug with accuracy
and precision.
Discussion: In this lab, we tried to eliminate as many errors as possible in an attempt to get as
close to the expected val
Work Lab
Purpose: The purpose of the lab is to find the relationship between work and kinetic energy;
and to find the relationship between the net work done and the mass of the cart.
Hypothesis: The slope of the graph is approximately half of the total ma
Acceleration and Angles
Purpose: This lab is designed to determine to relationship between time squared and hanging
mass to get the k-value of the spring.
Discussion: Refer to the attached sheet.
Procedure:
Materials:
Weights one 50g, two 100g, two 200g,
Resistance and Resistivity Lab
Purpose: The purpose of this lab is to test Ohms Law using the relationship between the
voltage and current of a resistor in a circuit of Ohmic and Non-Ohmic devices.
Discussion:
Ohms Law states that V=IR, where V is the pot
B Field of a Solenoid Lab
Purpose: To find the solenoid constant K in the relationship: Bs = K Is
Discussion:
See attached packet.
Procedure:
See attached packet.
Possible Errors:
Nature of Error
Direction of Effect
Magnitude of Effect
Air Current
Random
Capacitor Lab
Purpose: To examine capacitors in series and parallel.
Discussion:
In a series connection, the charges are equal but the potentials are different:
Q1 = Q2 & VT = V1 + V2 1/CT = 1/C1 +1/C2
In a parallel arrangement, the potentials are equal b
Coffee Filter Dropping
Purpose: The purpose of the lab is to determine the relationship between terminal velocity of
falling coffee filters and the mass as well as the value of the air resistance coefficient, b.
Discussion: According to Newtons Second Law