Rotational Dynamics
Abstract: In this lab, we analyze the relationships between angular
velocity (), acceleration (), and torque. Using a Rotational Dynamics
Apparatus (RDA), we created a frictionless rotating disk whose angular
velocity was calculated us
The Simple Pendulum
Abstract: In this lab, we use a pendulum in simple harmonic motion to
analyze the relationship between period and amplitude. Using a linear
regression we were able to measure g and compare calculated variables a, b,
and c with their ac
Dynamics and Newton's Laws of Motion
Abstract: This experiment allowed us to investigate the relationship
between force and acceleration of a system of masses. Photogates were used
to measure earth's gravitational acceleration by timing a flag as it passe
Momentum and Energy in Collisions
Abstract: This experiment investigates whether the momentum and energy
of the two glider system change due to a collision. Using the quantities
found in three different types of collisions, we determined whether
momentum