Physics Honors – Lab 03 – Acceleration Due to Gravity
- the purpose of this lab is to determine the acceleration due to gravity of an object in free fall
- Students are responsible for writing their own procedures to measure the acceleration due to gravity
- The procedure should use a motion sensor (with the GLX) and a bouncing ball
- the analysis and determination of “g” is similar to the process used in the prior lab
- could the lab generate more than one “g” per trial?
- NOTE: coaching on saving data files and renaming data files and multiple runs
- do you get the same result if you throw the ball down?
- do you get the same result if you toss the ball upwards?
- do you get the same results if you spin the ball?
- can you determine the diameter of the ball?
- can you determine the distance to the floor?
- what did you find?
- what factors introduced uncertainty into the lab?
- what is your percent error? (known = 9.80665 m/s2)
- how did the factors mentioned above change the value?