Acceleration Due to Gravity
Have you ever wondered why items always speed up when they are falling? Well it all has to do with acceleration due to gravity. Acceleration is the rate at which an object changes its velocity. Acceleration can be calculated by finding the change in velocity and dividin...
Investigation 2.5: Acceleration Due to Gravity of Different Masses
Al Einstein, James Maxwell, Isaac Newton, James Watt
Due Date: July 19, 2008 Cut-Off Date: July 21, 2008
Purpose: To determine if the mass of a falling object affects its accelera...
February 24, 2012
Lab #8: Newton’s Second Law and Acceleration Due to Gravity
To observe a few effects of constant force and varying mass, constant mass and varying force and varying both mass and force and relate them to Newton’s Second Law.
Theory and Background:...
Free fall and the acceleration due to gravity
Problem/Question: How do you measure the acceleration of a falling object?
Hypothesis: by measuring velocities of a falling ball then applying the data into equations numerous times, the results should approach to the acceleration.
Determination of the Acceleration Due to Gravity
By A Good Student
The acceleration due to gravity, g, was determined by dropping a metal bearing and measuring the free-fall time with a pendulum of known period. The measured value is 9.706 m/s2 with a standard deviation of...
The purpose of this experiment is to measure acceleration on a freely falling object assuming the only force acting on the object is gravitational force.
All dense objects in free fall have the same acceleration, which is known as the acceleration due to gravity. The value of accelera...
An air track is an apparatus that simulates the effects of frictionless motion. A known mass is attached to an air-cart on an air-track apparatus. Attached by string, the air-cart is pulled by the known mass when hung over a pulley. A spark timer will mark the motion at a frequency of 10 Hz (10 dots...
The Acceleration Due to Gravity
In this experiment, we used a spark timer to record the motion of an object in freefell by running a strip of paper through it. We then analyzed this motion to find an experimental value for the...
The velocity of one Archibald Gaston McHarg
in one extremely suave PT Cruiser,
made with love by Chrysler
1. Listen carefully to Mr. McHarg’s explanation of the lab
2. Get into groups
3. Do pre-lab
4. Find materials
5. Listen to the res...
The lab of one dimensional motion is a series of experiments that deal with different types of motion in a single direction. In the first experiment, one dimensional motion of a small cart on an air track is measured in a one photogate system. The acceleration was calculated by the infr...
Is gravity always 9.8m/s2??
INTRODUCTION: A simple pendulum consists of a mass m swinging back and forth along a circular arc at the end of a string of negligible mass. A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely. Gravity is the pull that two bodies of mass exert on on...
Small variations in the acceleration due to gravity, g, occur at different places on Earth. This is because g varies with distance from the center of the Earth and is influenced by the subsurface geology. In addition, g varies with latitude due to Earth’s rotation. In this activ...
Ticker-Tape Timer: Finding “g”
Tricia Mangan, Annie O’Brien, Abby Alexander, Allison Stenko
1. The time required for the objects with different masses to fall equal distances was equal.
2. The average speed of the two different masses was quite similar, within one te...
AIM: Finding the gravitational field strength by using a simple harmonic motion of a spring and slotted masses.
INTRODUCTION: When a mass suspended from a spring is displaced, due to the acceleration, kg s-2, from its equilibrium and released it will oscillate up and down with a kind of...
SUBMISSION TO: DR RAMALINGAM
ACCELERATION DUE TO GRAVITY
LAB PARTNERS: BEN OMASHEYE, FATIMA KABIR, NAJITE MATAHOR
AIM: To calculate the acceleration due to gravity using the aid of ring stand , round ball and...
September 21, 2009
Acceleration due to Earth’s Gravity
The objective of this lab was to measure the acceleration due to earth’s gravity. Gravitation is a natural phenomenon by which objects with mass attract one another. In everyday life, gravitation is most co...
Name : Siti Zulaikha Binti Dahalan
Matric. No : FIS 1307 3296
Name of Partner :
Title of Experiment : Experiment 2, Uncertainty and Error
Date Of Experiment : 1st October 2013
Course Name and Code : Physics Lab 1 (FP1021)
Instructor’s name : Dr. Azah Nik Jaafar
Determining Perimeter, Area of a Standard Paper Sheet, Determining Minimum Reaction Time, Uncertainty and Their Propagations
Abstract: We conducted two experiments aimed at learning data collection, presentation, interpretation, experimental uncertainties along with their propagation, writing of...
Physics Lab Report
How does the length of a string holding a pendulum affect its oscillation?
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...