Week 2 – experiment – motion v2

 

Labs for College Physics: Mechanics Worksheet Experiment 2-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you work through the steps in the lab procedure, record your experimental values and the results

 

 

 

on this worksheet. Use the exact values you record for your data to make later calculations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part I: Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete Table 1. Record all data to three decimal places (e.g., 4.000 or 6.325 or 0.000). Do not

 

 

 

 

 

 

include units in your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 1

 

 

 

 

 

Calculated

 

 

 

 

 

Initial AT Time Position

 

 

 

 

 

Settings (m) (s) (m) Describe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position (x) vs. Time graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Velocity (v) vs. Time graph

 

 

x = 0:00 m

 

v = 5:00 m/s 40

 

a = 0:00 m/s2

 

 

Acceleration (a) vs. Time graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position (x) vs. Time graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Velocity (v) vs. Time graph

 

x = 0:00 m

 

v = 10:0 m/s 40

 

a = 0:00 m/s2

 

Acceleration (a) vs. Time graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labs for College Physics: Mechanics Worksheet Experiment 2-2

 

 

 

 

 

Part I: Questions

 

 

 

 

 

Please include units in your answer.

 

 

 

 

Use the correct unit abbreviation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By observing the Position vs. Time graph in Step 2 of the instructions, what physical quantity does

 

 

 

the slope of this line correspond to?

 

 

 

By observing the Position vs. Time graph in Step 2 of the instructions, what is the value of the

 

 

 

slope of this line?

 

 

 

By observing the Velocity vs. Time graph in Step 3 of the instructions, what physical quantity does

 

 

 

the slope of the line correspond to?

 

 

 

By observing the Velocity vs. Time graph in Step 3 of the instructions, what is the value of the

 

 

 

slope of this line?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labs for College Physics: Mechanics Worksheet Experiment 2-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part II: Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete Table 2. Record all data to three decimal places (e.g., 4.000 or 6.325 or 0.000). Do not

 

 

 

 

 

 

include units in your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2

 

 

 

Calculated Calculated

 

 

 

Initial AT Time Position Velocity

 

 

 

Settings (m) (s) (m) (m/s) Describe

 

 

 

 

Position (x) vs. Time graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Velocity (v) vs. Time graph

 

x = 0:00 m

 

v = 0:00 m/s 40

 

a = 1:00 m/s2

 

Acceleration (a) vs. Time graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position (x) vs. Time graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Velocity (v) vs. Time graph

 

x = 0:00 m

 

v = 0:00 m/s 40

 

a = 2:00 m/s2

 

Acceleration (a) vs. Time graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labs for College Physics: Mechanics Worksheet Experiment 2-4

 

 

 

I observed that as time increased, the velocity vector decreased in length.

 

 

 

 

True

 

False

 

 

 

 

 

 

I observed that as time increased, the acceleration vector stayed the same length.

 

 

 

 

True

 

False

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part II: Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please include units in your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the correct unit abbreviation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By observing the Velocity vs. Time graph in Step 2 of the instructions, what physical quantity does

 

 

 

the slope of this line correspond to?

 

 

 

By observing the Velocity vs. Time graph in Step 2 of the instructions, what is the value of the

 

 

 

slope of this line?

 

 

 

By observing the Acceleration vs. Time graph in Step 3 of the instructions, what is the value of

 

 

 

the slope of this line?

 

 

 

By observing the Acceleration vs. Time graph in Step 3 of the instructions, what is the value of

 

 

 

 

the acceleration (a) of this graph?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labs for College Physics: Mechanics Worksheet Experiment 2-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part III: Data

 

 

 

 

Complete Table 3. Record all data to the nearest WHOLE NUMBERS. Do not include units in

 

 

 

 

 

 

your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

Table 3

 

 

 

Readings from the Graphs

 

 

 

Initial Dist. Time Vel. Acc.

 

 

 

 

Settings (m) (s) (m/s) (m/s2) Describe

 

Position (x) vs. Time graph

 

Velocity (v) vs. Time graph

 

x = 0:00 m

 

v = 10:0 m/s

 

a =