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 =
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
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
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 incre
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 +
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:
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
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
Tabl
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 pos
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 s
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.
Proc
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.
Di
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
Dire
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/C
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 coef