# 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

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

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

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

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

Table 3

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 =