Ballistic pendulum designed experiment
Aim: to investigate how the mass of the projectile affects distance on the motion of a wooden block it strikes Hypothesis: the heavier the projectile the further the distance will be covered by the wooden block Variables:
variablesIdentificationManipulation
IndependentMass of projectileThe four different masses will be used in different combinations DependentdistanceMeasured using tape measure
Controlled1.Height of retort stand
2.Release angle
3.The length of the wires
4.Mass of the wooden block1.The same stands will be used for all experiments 2.The angle will be a constant of 90 degrees
3.Same wires used for every trial
Method:
1.Place both retort stands on opposite table and suspend the projectile in between them using the two wires 2.Mark the starting point of the wooden block
3.Pull the string taught and suspend the projectile perpendicular to the horizontal 4.Release the projectile
5.Measure the distance travelled by the projectile and record it in the data table 6.Repeat the trials 5 times
7.Repeat step 1 but with the prescribed masses
8.Follow through to step 8 again
9.Data table:
trialWeight of projectile( kilograms) distance (meters)Average distance(DA in meters) 11.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
20.50
0.50
0.50
0.50
0.50
30.75
0.75
0.75
0.75
0.75
40.10
0.10
0.10
0.10
0.10
51.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
...Engineering and Management
SCE/SEV 4102
Experiment: BallisticPendulum Expected Duration: 2 Hours
Objectives:
1. To study the conservation of energy using collision example.
2. To predict the initial velocity of a particle using conservation of energy;
3. To calculate the average interaction force between two objects using ImpulseMomentum theory
Apparatus:
Figure 1. Horizontal projectile and elastic collision apparatus
Theory:
In this...
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The BallisticPendulum 
Determining the initial speed of a projectile 




THE BALLISTICPENDULUM
ABSTRACT
The experiment was carried out to determine the initial speed of a projectile:
i) by means of a ballisticpendulum.
ii) by measurements of the range and vertical distance of fall during its flight.
The initial speed for the ballistic...
...experimenting with a PASCO pendulum setup and DataStudio. Students will gather measurements and data and apply them to various equations, and then compare the results they have received.
Introduction: The goals of this lab are as follows:
To allow students to gain understanding of angular velocity in terms of angular momentum and rotational kinetic energy. This is achieved by using a ballisticpendulum (pictured below)and DataStudio.
Compare...
...2014
BallisticPendulum Lab
Objective:
Determine the velocity of the projectile as it reaches the pendulum.
Hypothesis:
Firstly, we guess that the outcome of the velocity of the projectile is 6.3 meters per second [left].The formulas we use to find the final velocity of the projectile are Trigonometry, Kinetic and Potential Energy, and Momentum.
Mass of the pendulum = 80.0g
Mass of the ball = 7.64g
Length of the string = 21cm...
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PendulumExperiment
Equation Description:
the equation of pendulum represents (g) as gravity, (L) as length, (t) as Time. In which we are going to calculate the acceleration due to gravity.
Aim:
To determine the value of gravity (g), the acceleration due to gravity.
And to investigate how the period time (t) of an oscillating Pendulum, varies with the length of the string.
Equipments needed during the...
...Conclusion:
Graphing the length against T2 clearly shows a linear relationship, in agreement with the theory. The actual line of best fit does not go through the origin(0,0) which suggests a systematic error in our experiment. When graphing a line of best fit, we find a line with a gradient of 4.128. Our value for ‘g’ can be calculated by dividing 4π2 with the gradient of the line of best fit;
g = 9.56 m/s2 ± 0.6
Comparing our calculated value for the gravitational...
...Croak
March 31, 2011
Criminalistics 2
Research Paper
Ballistics
Bullets traveling over two thousand feet per second and having more energy than one normal person can perceive. Can you imagine tracking where, how, when, and what from angle this bullet was shot. Ballistic scientists can. Ballistics is the study of any projectile used as a weapon. This can certainly make or break a case involving a gun. Great...
...purpose of doing this experiment is to see if the type of string affects the number of times the pendulum swings. My hypothesis is that I believe the taller the string is the more times it will swing then the shorter string. My independent variable is the types of strings. My dependent variable is the number of swings. My control variable is the weight of the washer.
I attached the washer to the tall or short string. Then I put the timer on for one minute and...
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