COURSE TITLE
General Physics Lab
This course is part of the University of South Floridas Foundations of Knowledge and
Learning Core Curriculum. It is certified for Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences) and for
the following dimensions: Critical Thinking, I
Mass 1
Mass 2
M = Mass 1 - Mass 2
Acceleration Average
M = Mass 1 - Mass 2
M1
M2
M3
M4
M5
M6
f(x) =
R = 0
Acceleration V
12
10
8
Acceleration
Group #
6
4
2
0
0
2
4
Total Mass = Mass 1 + Mass 2
f(x) =
R = 0
Acceleration 1
Acceleration 2
Acceleration 3
Acce
LAB I:
BASIC
MEASUREMENTS
Spring 2016 Section 016
Yamil Nieves (TA)
ISA 2069, R 2:00-3:50 pm
MASS
Mass: Amount of matter in a
substance (dont confuse with
weight).
Weight is the force with which the earth pulls.
QUESTION
Which weighs more?
50 kilograms
LAB II:
BASIC ERROR
ANALYSIS I
Spring 2016 Section 016
Yamil Nieves (TA)
ISA 2069, R 2:00-3:50 pm
ERROR ANALYSIS
It is important to understand how to express the data and
how to analyze and draw meaningful conclusions from it.
All measurements of physic
LAB IV:
VECTOR REVIEW
Spring 2016 Section 016
Yamil Nieves (TA)
ISA 2069, R 2:00-3:50 pm
A vector is a quantity that has both magnitude and direction.
It is represented by an arrow. The length of the vector
represents the magnitude and the arrow indicates
LAB VI:
PROJECTILE
MOTION
Spring 2016 Section 016
Yamil Nieves (TA)
ISA 2069, R 2:00-3:50 pm
PROJECTILE MOTION
Two-dimensional motion of an object
Vertical
Horizontal
TYPES OF PROJECTILE
MOTION
Horizontal
Motion of a ball rolling freely along
a level
LAB VII:
FRICTION
Spring 2016 Section 016
Yamil Nieves (TA)
ISA 2069, R 2:00-3:50 pm
FRICTION
Any
force that resists the relative motion of two surfaces
sliding against each other.
Measured in Newtons ()
Types of Friction:
Dry Friction: opposes motion b
Part 1
Object
Mass (Digital)
209
Object 1
66
Object 2
Method
Meter Stick
Caliper
Length
Volume
V1 (caliper)
28.95
V1 (stick)
24.33
Density
stick & balance
caliper & digital
Object 1
Width
1.1
1.2
Height
6.4
6.4
Units
cm
cm
Units
cm^3
cm^3
Units
g/cm^3
g/c
Experimental Designs to Measure the Coefficients of Friction
1. Static Friction Coefficient
For each trial, use different masses
trial 1
The angle when the mass is about to flip is:
Therefore the static coefficient s=tan :
2. Kinetic Friction Coefficient
The Measurement Height h (meters) is:
The Theoretical Time (seconds) is Treal=(2h/g):
Time (s)
Distance S (m)
vx (m/s)
g (m/s2)
The average time ta (s):
The average distance Sa (m):
The average velocity va (m/s) is:
The average in g:
Uncertainty in Measur
COURSE TITLE
General Physics Lab
This course is part of the University of South Floridas Foundations of Knowledge and Learning
Core Curriculum. It is certified for Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences) and for the following
dimensions: Critical Thinking, I
1.1. First Measurement without knowing the center of (MB+MP)
Mass of Ball MB (kg)
Length of Arm L (m)
Mass of Pendulum MP (kg)
Measurement of Angles (degrees) and Height (m)
Angles (degrees)
Height Change h=L(1-cos ) (m)
Shot number
# 1.
# 2.
# 3.
Use Con