Gravity causes objects to be accelerated towards the ground. To see evidence of
this, you need only push a pencil off the side of your desk. In this lab activity, you
will use a multimedia element to assist you in determining the rate at which
Purpose: To determine if the given resistors are Ohmic and to determine their resistance.
Resistor # 1: brown, black, brown, silver (100 10%)
Resistor # 2: blue, grey, black, gold (68 5%)
Bouncing Ball: Impulse Vs. Height
Research question: What is the mathematical relationship between drop height of a ball
and impulse of that bouncing ball?
The following quantitative values are derived from analyzing the videos of the lab tr
Design Lab: Investigating One Factor that Affect the Time of Flight of a Bottle Rocket
Research Question: How does the mass of modeling clay inside the nosecone affect the
time of flight for a 2-L water bottle rocket?
Independent variable: Mass of modelin
Collisions are common occurrences in everyday life. The ball striking the table is a form
of a collision. During a collision, the force usually jumps from zero at the moment of
contact to a very large force within a very short time, and then rapidly retur
Jose pushes a box 3.0 m by applying a force of 200 N onto it.
How much work has he done?
W = Fapplied * displacement
W = 200N * 3.0m
W = 600J
Jose has done 600J of work
How much energy did Jose need in order to do this work?
Jose needed 600J of ener
When the current readings from the multimeter are plotted against the voltage
readings, a linear slope can be constructed. The slope of the current vs. voltage graph
indicates the resistance value for that specific resistor. The uncertainty of the resista
Question: What is the relationship among the focal length, the image distance, and the object
distance of a converging lens?
Data Table 1
vatio (do) (cm)
2.5 f = 20
2.0 f = 16
1.5 f =12
0.5f = 4
The purpose of this investigation was to attempt and visualize uniform acceleration while
a cart is travelling down an inclined plane.
What type of motion (uniform motion, uniform acceleration, or nonuniform acceleration)
is experienced b
A force of 250 N is used to push a heavy box down the street. If the force of
friction between the box and the street is 195 N and the box has a mass of
60 kg, what is the acceleration of the box?
Fnet = Fapplied Ff
Fnet = 250n 195n
Fnet = 55n
In addition, the mass of the clippers that were hung down the string were not massed
properly. In order to save time and share the only electronic balance, only the first four
clippers were massed. Every time, we placed four more clippers to different tri
The percentage error for this lab is great due to many human errors. First of all, the
radius of the circle was not controlled properly. A tape was used to stop the string from
moving beyond the planned radius length; however as the velocity of the spinni
*Note: The vertical error bars are too small to be seen.
T = kL
T = 0.2182 L
Uncertainty of the slope:
SlopeMax = = 0.2150
SlopeMin = = 0.2100
Uncertainty of slope = (SlopeMax - SlopeMin) 2
= (0.2150 - 0.2100) 2
Cent r i pet al For ce Vs . Fr equency Squar ed
Fr equency Squar ed ( H
y = 8. 2682x + 1. 5234
r = 15 cm
r = 60 cm
r = 70 cm
r = 30 cm
r = 45 cm
Cent r i pet al For ce ( N 0. 00981 N
Determine the relationship between centripetal force, radius and period
Mass of clips: 21 g 1 g (4 clips)
Radius (cm) 0.05
Mass of clips: 42 g 1 g (8 clips)
Introduction: For radioactive element, the half life is defined as the time it take the
activity of a sample of the element to halve in value or the time it takes for half the atoms
in the sample of element to decay. In this lab, beer is used as a substit
Problem: What is the mathematical relationship between the length separation between
dominos and the dominos time of falling?
Hypothesis: As the length separation between two dominos increase, the time of falling
also increases proportionally, i.e. length
Purpose: How does terminal velocity of falling coffee filters depend on mass?
Hypothesis: As mass of coffee filters increase, the terminal velocity of coffee filters
increase proportionally as well. m= kVterminal, where k is a constant.
Often in physics, the effects of air resistance are ignored for the sake of
convenience. However, air resistance does exist in reality and is sometimes referred to as
the drag force. When an object moves through air, the drag force causes the