As the first lab of the Physics 2 curriculum, our class completed a lab experiment that introduced us students to a new concept that would be a foundation to the future topics that we learn in this class. In this lab activity, we used a lab cart on a flat track to compare the collision of the cart with a force sensor with and without the plunger during different trials. The materials that we would need for this activity are a lab cart on a flat track, a timer, a force sensor, and a Ti-Nspire Calculator. The Ti-Nspire Calculator was connected to the force sensor in order to track and create data that would be shown in graphs on the calculator. Because we had to compare the collision of the cart with the force sensor with and without the plunger, it would force us to run two trials in total (one run with the plunger, and one run without the plunger). Once all of the materials were prepared, I began with run one, which was with the plunger, and later run two, without the plunger.

After running both trials, assuming that accurate data was gleaned, I began to analyze and compare the data obtained from the force sensor. The Ti-Nspire Calculator created “data and statistics” graphs as Force (N) by Time (s) graphs. In order to easily see the physical differences between the two graphs, we manipulated the menu of the calculator and placed both graphs on the same screen, one on top of the other. In the data I collected, run one (with plunger) graph was physically more round than that of run two (without plunger) as run two’s graph was much more sharp and looked more of a triangle like shape. As technologically innovative as the Ti-Nspire Calculator is, it also calculated the time of impact for each run. The start time of impact for run one was 1.78 seconds and the end time was 1.90 seconds, therefore the duration of impact was 0.12 seconds. For run two, the start time of impact was 1.82 seconds, and the end time was 1.88 seconds,...

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PhysicsLabReport
How does the length of a string holding a pendulum affect its oscillation?
Method
1. You will need the following apparatus: a pendulum, a piece of string, a clamp, a clamp stand and a timer.
2. Measure out 20cm and attach the metal ball.
3. Establish an angle and let the ball swing for 10 oscillations, timing it and stopping at the 10th one.
4. Write down your results.
5. Repeat steps 2-4 another 2 times so that your results are reliable.
6. Then change the length of the string 4 times, so that you get 5 different sets of results and for each time, repeat it 3 times.
DCP
Raw Data
Data Processing
Calculations:
To find the average of the time, I added all 3 values and then divided by three. For example:
(0.89+0.83+0.89)/3 = 0.87
I calculated the absolute uncertainty by considering the furthest point from the mean. For example:
1.31 (mean) – 1.25 (furthest point from the mean) = 0.06
Therefore my absolute uncertainty is +/- 0.06
I calculated the percentage uncertainty by dividing the absolute uncertainty by the mean and multiplying it by 100, like this:
(0.03/1.70) x100 = 0.18%
Source of uncertainties:
The uncertainties in the measurement came primarily from the equipment. Since we used a ruler that was divided into parts of 0.1cm, the readings were normally rounded up or down. The length of string was constant in all 3...

...trials were performed or if the class data were to be compared and averaged. Performing the experiments under a vacuum and frictionless setting would remove external variables that affect the data leading to more precise numbers. More accurate percent discrepancies illustrating laws of conservation can be achieved by adding more trials and including more sophisticated measuring tools. These techniques would lead to more accurate results to reduce any experimental errors and to better validate the concepts of energy and momentum conservation.
Conclusion
The purpose of the experiment was to investigate simple elastic and inelastic collisions to study the conservation of momentum and energy concepts. The objective of the lab was met since the validity of the Law of Conservation of Momentum was confirmed by determining the relationship of energy and momentum conservation between inelastic and elastic collisions by utilizing percent discrepancy calculations. The calculations state that the percent discrepancies for inelastic collisions were 8.75% and 19.23 % for the equal mass and unequal mass respectively. The percent discrepancies for the equal and unequal mass elastic collisions were 22.07% and 9.78 % respectively. Both of the percent discrepancies for the elastic collisions were close to the 10%-15% range which validates the concept of momentum conservation in inelastic elastic collisions. In regards to conservation of energy,...

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Experiment 7: Relative Density
Laboratory Report
Marella Dela Cruz, Janrho Dellosa, Arran Enriquez,
Alyssa Estrella, Zacharie Fuentes
Department of Math and Physics
College of Science, University of Santo Tomas
España, Manila Philippines
Abstract
The experiment was conducted to show the different methods on how to determine an object’s composition through its density and to determine an object’s density by displacement method and the Archimedes Principle. Results show that. The materials used were the spring scale, beaker, 25 pieces of new 25 centavo coins, a bone from a pig’s leg, diet and regular soft drinks, and a pycnometer.
1. Introduction
Density is a physical property of matter. It is the mass per unit volume of a substance. In this experiment, relative density is also used to be able to determine the composition of the substances or objects used. Relative density is the ratio of a density of a substance to that of the density of a given reference material. It is also known as specific gravity. Density is used when making or building objects that are required to float such as ships on water and airplanes in the sky.
Objectives:
1. To determine the density of an object by displacement method
2. To determine the composition of a substance based on its density
3. To determine the density of a substance by Archimedes Principle
2. Theory
Relative Density (R.D.) or also known as Specific gravity (S.G.), is the raito of...

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“The Domino Effect”
Teacher’s Prompt
Investigate the domino effect with a set of dominoes.
Aim
To investigate the relationship between the mass of the dominoes, and how it impacts the time taken of the domino effect.
Independent Variable: The mass of each domino (12.38 g, 32.38 g, 42.38 g, 62.38 g, 82.38 g).
Dependent Variable: Time taken of the domino effect.
Controlled Variable: The number of dominoes used (8 dominoes), the distance between the dominoes (2 cm), the loads used as the initial force applied on the domino (50g), the inclined plane used as a platform that will direct the load to hit the first domino (20o), the stopwatch used to time the domino effect, the person using the stopwatch, the person releasing the metal weight from the top of the inclined plane, the ruler used to measure the distance between the dominoes.
Equipment
1 Inclined Plane
1 (50 g) Metal Weight
4 x 8 (20 g) Metal Weight
8 Dominoes (Uno Stackos)
1 Digital Mass Balance (± 0.01 g)
1 Masking Tape
1 Protractor
1 Ruler
1 Stopwatch (± 0.01 s)
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Analysis of Variables
Independent Variable:
The mass of the dominoes will vary ranging from 12.38 g to 82.38 g. The increase between each of the variable will be constantly 20 g, to satisfy the range of the mass; the original mass of the domino is 12.38 g, and an additional mass from a 20 g of load will be attached on top of the domino for every change in variable.
Dependent Variable:
In accordance to...

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Centro de investigación y desarrollo de educación bilingüe (CIDEB)
PhysicsLABREPORT
Uniform Rectilinear Motion
Teacher: Patrick Morris
Alejandra Castillejos Longoria
Group: 205
ID: 1663878
Abstract
The purpose of this experiment, was to prove the concept of the uniform linear motion by using an air track. With this, we demonstrated the impulse and change in momentum, the conservation of energy and the linear motion. We basically learnt to calculate the distance/time, acceleration/time, and velocity/time and graph it. The air track is also used to study collisions, both elastic and inelastic. Since there is very little energy lost through friction it is easy to demonstrate how momentum is conserved before and after a collision. According to the result, the velocity of the object in the air track was constant, it means that it didn’t have acceleration because it has constant velocity.
Introduction
First of all; we should understand what is linear motion. Linear motion is motion along a straight line, and can therefore be described mathematically using only one spatial dimension. Uniform linear motion with constant velocity or zero acceleration. The Air Track can be used to obtain an accurate investigation of the laws of motion. A car or glider travels on a cushion of air provided which reduces friction. Since the friction is all but...

...Table of Contents
Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………………2
Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………..2
Background………………………………………………………………………………..2
Objectives…………………………………………………………………………………2
Scope………………………………………………………………………………………3
Theory review……………………………………………………………………………………..3
Design of report…………………………………………………………………………………...5
Procedures…………………………………………………………………………………………5
Results……………………………………………………………………………………………..6
Discussion…………………………………………………………………………………………6
Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………...7
Reference……………………………………………………………………………………….....7
Appendix…………………………………………………………………………………………..7
ABSTRACT
This experiment introduces the use of dimensionless analysis and conventionally analytical method to survey the performance of centrifugal pump. The end of this experiment points out the benefit of using the “new” method to the conventional in most practical problem, especially in the survey of turbo-machine. Also, through this experiment, students know some basic indexes to assess the efficiency of pumps used. We will that for the specific fan conducting this experiment, the best efficiency point occurs at CQ = 0.2, the specific speed NS ~1.23.
INTRODUCTION
Background
A fan is a turbo-machine in which work is done to increase the total pressure of the fluid leaving the device. This is achieved by a rotor or impeller, which is driven by an external source of power to move a row of blades so as to...

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Bio Lab 2107
Kiah Britton
W 10-12:30
Is H20 Bad for You?
Abstract:
In the village of Gopher Hollow there’s a cluster of Blue Baby Syndrome. There were
four infants affected by this cluster. The families from the infants would collect their
water from wells. We have to determine what’s the source of the high levels of nitrites in
the water. The four sources that could be the point of contamination are a new
subdivision, textile plant, an organic farm, and a mountain lake. We had to ﬁnd the
concentration of each known standard and unknown standard. We did this by using a
spectrophotometer. The results were the following, the organic farm with a herd of 50
cows and a 10 acre ﬁeld of zucchini had the highest levels of nitrites.
Introduction:
Blue Baby Syndrome is a condition that affects many infants. This condition makes
the baby’s skin turn blue because of the lack of oxygen. This condition can exhibit
lethargy, vomiting and not being able to breathe. It can even lead to death in rare cases.
This condition is caused by the excess amount of nitrate that is then converted into
nitrite by the digestive system. The hemoglobin then reacts with the nitrites to form
Methemoglobin. Methemoglobin is not a problem in adults since they have an enzyme
that converts methemoglobin back to hemoglobin. Infants don’t have many of the
enzyme to convert methemoglobin to hemoglobin, resulting in Blue Baby Syndrome. For
example in Gopher...

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Formal Lab Write Up Content Guide
(
/3) Abstract
: The abstract should explicitly state what law you are trying to show. State the
three quantities that you are calculating and what you are hoping to show (what does the law say?).
Give a brief explanation of the results.
(
/15) Background
: The topics included in the background should contain, but are not limited
to:
what is the definition of momentum and how is it calculated
what are the differences and similarities between momentum and energy? when would you
use each to analyze a situation?
what is impulse? how is it related to momentum?
how are force and time intricately related to each other in a collision? use examples of
safety equipment from automobiles. how would the graphs of force versus time change for
a more elastic string and for a less elastic string? what would be different? what would be
the same?
How is the impulsemomentum theorem just a restatement of Newton’s Second Law?
(
/10) Results
: Include the two data tables and a brief explanation of how each column was
calculated. Include a graph of one trial and label (and explain why) you took the values that were used
to calculate the columns from certain regions on the graphs. (i.e. where did you get the initial velocity
and why?)
(
/15) Discussion
: The topics included in the discussion section should contain, but are not ...