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Physics Honors – Lab 03 – Acceleration Due to Gravity

Purpose

  • the purpose of this lab is to determine the acceleration due to gravity of an object in free fall
Procedure
  • 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
Extend
  • 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?
Reporting
  • 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?

Information

This entry was posted on September 19, 2011 by in Labs, Physics Honors, SHP and tagged , , , .
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