Axle Lab
March 20, 2016
Amanda Komp
Alyssa Ksiasek
Brendan Koenig
Abstract:
In this experiment we explore the effect that the distance between the vertical shaft and
the indicator bar, has on the centripetal force of an object, as well as the force of the
Projectile Lab
February 23, 2016
Amanda Komp
Alyssa Ksiazek
Brendan Koenig
Abstract:
The purpose of this lab was to measure the trajectory and range of a ball launched by a
plastic tube, using the force of gravity to get the ball rolling. Using times and
Guidelines for a Physics Lab Reports
A laboratory report has three main functions:
(1) To provide a record of the experiments and raw data included in the report,
(2) To provide sufficient information to reproduce or extend the data, and
(3) To analyze th
Projectile Lab
February 23, 2016
Amanda Komp
Alyssa Ksiazek
Brendan Koenig
Abstract:
The purpose of this lab was to measure the trajectory and range of a ball launched by a
plastic tube, using the force of gravity to get the ball rolling. After collecting
Incline Lab at Three Heights
February 16, 2016
Amanda Komp
Alyssa Ksiazek
Brendan Koenig
Abstract:
In this lab, we used a combination of a motion detector and computer program, to find the
velocity and position of a cart at three different heights. The in
Introductory Mechanics
Problems Laboratory
Coin Toss
Goals: Understand the use and application
of measurement and error. Use relevant
equations to measure and propagate
statistical errors. Create equations in Word
and Excel for use in a report.
PROBLEM
Th
PHYS 253
PHYS
PHYS 253
Incline
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) became famous for his study of the motion of objects down inclined
planes. This study helped him formulate the law of inertia, understand the properties of friction,
and, most of all, develop the
Physics 210 Centripetal Force Lab Rev C 9/11
Name: _ Lab Section: _
PHYS 253: Centripetal Force/Acceleration
(Axle)
Date: _
PreLab Activity (6 points) Complete prior to your lab session & hand in at the
START of lab.
1. You are swinging a ball attached to
Homework #2
PHYS 253 - 0001
Lectures: Lecture Notes #3, #4 and #5
Topics: Speed, Velocity, Acceleration & Constant Acceleration
Problem #1
The function
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describes the position, in meters, of a particle on the x-axis as a function of time t,
Amanda Komp
Alyssa Ksiazek
Brendan Koenig
Coin Toss Lab
During the coin toss lab, as a group we flipped 10 coins, 10 times. We then calculated the mean
and standard deviation using our data that we collected. The mean number of heads collected was 5.4
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01/16/2016
Incline Sample Lab
Aaron Epps, Andrew Fiedler, Kamal Chapagain, Gregory Alley
Some Notes on the following Sample Lab:
-The actual data for the tables and plots was gathered from a few different experiments, so dont take
the numbers too seriousl
Introductory Mechanics
Experimental Laboratory
Pulley
Goals: Use measurements to find a linear
relationship between variables. Use a linear
fit to find the slope and intercept of a line.
Estimate errors on a linear fit.
APPARATUS
The pulley is a device th
Incline Lab at Three Heights
February 16, 2016
Amanda Komp
Alyssa Ksiazek
Brendan Koenig
Abstract:
In this lab, we used a combination of a motion detector and computer program, to find the
velocity and position of a cart at three different heights. The in
Projectile Lab
March 7, 2016
Amanda Komp
Alyssa Ksiazek
Brendan Koenig
Abstract:
The purpose of this lab was to examine the relationship between the mass and the
acceleration of two objects connected by a string and placed on a pulley device. We investiga
Pendulum Periods Lab
March 27, 2016
Amanda Komp
Alyssa Ksiasek
Brendan Koenig
Abstract:
In this experiment we explore the effect that amplitude, length and mass have on the
period of a swinging pendulum. We will compare our data with values calculated usi
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Amanda Komp
Alyssa Ksiazek
Brendan Koenig
Coin Toss Lab
During the coin toss lab, as a group we flipped 10 coins, 10 times. We then calculated the
mean and standard deviation using our data that we collected. The mean number of heads
collected wa
Pulley Lab
March 7, 2016
Amanda Komp
Alyssa Ksiazek
Brendan Koenig
Abstract:
The purpose of this lab was to examine the relationship between the mass and the
acceleration of two objects connected by a string and placed on a pulley device. We investigated
Collisions
Apparatus
Level ~ 6 foot track
One frictionless cart (with plunger) has a larger mass m1 (due to a magnetically attached weight)
One frictionless lower mass cart (no plunger), m 2 .
The two carts can be made to bounce off each other when one ha
PHYS 253: Pendulum Periods
THEORY
A swinging pendulum keeps a very regular beat. It is so regular, in fact, that for many years the
pendulum was the heart of clocks used in astronomical measurements at the Greenwich
Observatory.
There are at least three t
What is force?
A force is a push or pull on an object resulting from the objects interaction with another
object.
- Has both a magnitude and direction so its represented using vectors.
- Units are newtons (N)
Two Types:
Contact forces - forces that result
Introductory Mechanics Problems Laboratory
Drag Racing
Goals: Use the work-energy relation. Understand the difference between power, energy and force. Compare the same result found by two different methods.
PROBLEM
Drag racing is as old as the automobile.
Introductory Mechanics Problems Laboratory
Space Station
Goals: Understand the difference between gravity and weight. Manipulate equations to find relative changes. Interpret and apply graphical data.
PROBLEM
Weve probabably all seen video of astronauts f
Introductory Mechanics Problems Laboratory
Skydiving
Goals: Use forces and Newtons laws to derive equations and solve problems. Identify the relations between forces, acceleration, and velocity.
PROBLEM
Skydiving is as close to flying as humans generally
Introductory Mechanics Problems Laboratory
Yacht Racing
Goals: Use vectors graphically and numerically. Identify the relations between vectors, coordinate systems, and trigonometry.
PROBLEM
Yacht racing is a sport as old as sailing ships. Modern yacht rac
Introductory Mechanics Problems Laboratory
Sears Tower
Goals: Identify steps in a problem. Use reasonable guesses to make approximations. Use unit conversion to get an answer.
PROBLEM
The Sears Tower in Chicago is the tallest building in North America. As
Pendulum Periods Lab
March 27, 2016
Amanda Komp
Alyssa Ksiasek
Brendan Koenig
Abstract:
In this experiment we explore the effect that amplitude, length and mass have on the
period of a swinging pendulum. We will compare our data with values calculated usi
Incline Lab at Three Heights
February 16, 2016
Amanda Komp
Alyssa Ksiazek
Brendan Koenig
Abstract:
In this lab, we used a combination of a motion detector and computer program, to find the
velocity and position of a cart at three different heights. The in
Incline Lab at Three Heights
February 16, 2016
Amanda Komp
Alyssa Ksiazek
Brendan Koenig
Abstract:
In this lab, we used a combination of a motion detector and computer program, to find the
velocity and position of a cart at three different heights. The in
Time Vs Velocity at 16 cm
0.5
0.4
f(x) = - 0.93x + 0.86
0.3
0.2
Velocity (m/s)
0.1
0
0.4
-0.1
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
1
1.1
1.2
1.3
Linear ()
1.4
-0.2
-0.3
-0.4
Time (s)
Position Vs Time At 16 cm
0.35
0.3
f(x) = - 0.07x + 0.33
0.25
0.2
Position (m)
Linear ()