To graphically analyze motion, two graphs are commonly used: Displacement vs. Time and Velocity vs. Time. These two graphs provide significant information about motion including distance/displacement, speed/velocity, and acceleration. The displacement and acceleration of a moving body can be obtained from its Velocity vs. Time graph by respectively finding the area and the slope of the graph.

Data Tables – Part I
Displacement (m)Time (s)
0.10 m0.37 s
0.20 m0.586 s
0.30 m0.761 s
0.40 m0.907 s
0.50 m1.041 s
0.60 m1.147 s
0.70 m1.263 s
0.80 m1.351 s
0.90 m1.439 s
1.00 m1.597 s
1.10 m1.646 s
1.20 m1.779 s
1.30 m1.956 s

Part II
Main Photogate at __(m)Time (s)Instantaneous Velocity (m/s) 0.30 m0.098 s0.41 m/s
0.40 m0.072 s0.55 m/s
0.50 m0.06 s0.67 m/s
0.60 m0.053 s0.75 m/s
0.70 m 0.047 s0.85 m/s
0.80 m0.043 s0.93 m/s
0.90 m0.042 s0.95 m/s
1.00 m0.038 s1.05 m/s
1.10 m0.038 s1.05 m/s
1.20 m0.041 s0.98 m/s
1.30 m0.049 s0.82 m/s
1.40 m0.05 s0.8 m/s
1.50 m0.055 s0.72 m/s

Part III

Estimated area
Velocity vs. Time graph
From t=0s to t=0.8s

0.49 m

Slope @ T= 0.8 s
Displacement vs. Time

= 0.6 m/s
Velocity vs. Time

= 0.3 m/s2

(Work shown on graph paper)

Summary Questions

1)Describe the meaning of the slopes of the graphs you obtained in Part III. The slope of the Displacement vs. Time graph (0.6 m/s) represents the velocity of the moving cart at 0.8 seconds. The slope of the Velocity vs. Time graph (0.3 m/s2) represents the acceleration of the moving cart at 0.8 seconds.

2)Describe the motion of the cart based on your result from the Velocity vs. Time graph. Based on the Velocity vs. Time graph, the cart is decelerating because the slope decreases as time passes and the slope represents acceleration/deceleration in a Velocity vs. Time graph.

...I. TITLE: Investigating Circular Motion
II. Objective: To find the mass of an object through the use of formulas and concepts known in relation to circular motion
III. DATA:
* Radius (r): 29.00cm .29m + 0.05
* Cork: 12.55g 0.012kg + 0.001
Data Table 1:
| Trials | Time (s)+ 0.01 | Average Time for 10 Rev. (s) + 0.01 | Period (T)+ 0.001 | Force (N)+ 0.005 |
.100kg | 1 | 4.10s | 4.08s | .408 s | .981N |
| 2 | 3.70s | | | |
| 3 | 3.80s...

...Lab II, Problem 3:
Projectile Motion and Velocity
Oct. 06, 2013
Physics 1301W, Professor: Hanany, TA: Vladimir
Abstract
A ball is tossed obliquely. The vectors of position and velocity are measured.
The acceleration is calculated.
Introduction
A toy company is now making an instructional videotape on how to predict the position. Therefore, in order to make the prediction accurate, how the horizontal and vertical components of a...

...
PhysicsLab Report
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...

...desarrollo de educación bilingüe (CIDEB)
PhysicsLAB REPORT
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...

...Free Fall
Rachel Shea
Physics 131 Lab, QL
Hasbrouck 210
Sept. 21, 2014
Abstract
This experiment measures the study of motion by observing the force of gravity acting solely upon an object, and also measures reaction time. If an object is in free fall, the only force acting upon it is gravity. The object used in this experiment was a golf ball that provided some acceleration when dropped. A sensor positioned underneath a table recorded the golf...

...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...

... 9/16/14
Physics 01L
Density
Abstract
This experiment was conducted in order to determine the density of the Aluminum metal samples provided in the lab. Specific tools such as the vernier caliper and balance scale were used to measure and record the values found. Given that density is a measurement of mass over volume, both of these quantities would have to be determined experimentally, prior to proceeding with...

...object’s velocity.
Momentum = mass x velocity
p = m v
Momentum can also be defined as inertia in motion. To have momentum, the object must be moving. Momentum tells how hard it is to get something to stop or to change directions. Every moving object has momentum and any object with momentum is going to be hard to stop. To stop such an object, it is necessary to apply a force against its motion for a given period of time. The more momentum the object has, the...