Experiment 1 – Free Falling Bodies (Lab)

Labs for College Physics: Mechanics Worksheet Experiment 3.2-2
If the data points of distance and time were connected smoothly on a graph, the curve would be a
.
The line or curve formed is because the object is .
Labs for College Physics: Mechanics Worksheet Experiment 3.2-3
Part I: Newton’s Second Law, Step 3
Complete Table 2. Record all data to three decimal places (e.g., 4.000 or 6.325 or 0.000). Do not
Table 2: (M = 250 g;m = 1:0 g)
Cart Mass (M) Mass (m) Distance (s) Time (t)
(g) (g) (m) (s)
250 1.0 0.000 0.000
250 1.0 0.100
250 1.0 0.200
250 1.0 0.300
250 1.0 0.400
250 1.0 0.500
250 1.0 0.600
250 1.0 0.700
250 1.0 0.800
250 1.0 0.900
250 1.0 1.000
Labs for College Physics: Mechanics Worksheet Experiment 3.2-4
If the data points of distance and time were connected smoothly on a graph the curve would be a
.
The line or curve formed is because the object is .
Labs for College Physics: Mechanics Worksheet Experiment 3.2-5
Part I: Newton’s Second Law, Step 4
Complete Table 3. Record all data to three decimal places (e.g., 4.000 or 6.325 or 0.000). Do not
Table 3: (M = 100 g;m = 4:0 g)
Cart Mass (M) Mass (m) Distance (s) Time (t)
(g) (g) (m) (s)
100 4.0 0.000 0.000
100 4.0 0.100
100 4.0 0.200
100 4.0 0.300
100 4.0 0.400
100 4.0 0.500
100 4.0 0.600
100 4.0 0.700
100 4.0 0.800
100 4.0 0.900
100 4.0 1.000
Labs for College Physics: Mechanics Worksheet Experiment 3.2-6
If the data points of distance and time were connected smoothly on a graph the curve would be a
.
The line or curve formed is because the object is .
Part I: Newton’s Second Law, Step 5
If you increase the mass of the cart, while leaving the hanging mass unchanged, the
acceleration of the system will .
If you increase the mass of the hanging weight, while leaving the mass of the cart
unchanged, the acceleration of the system will .
Labs for College Physics: Mechanics Worksheet Experiment 3.2-7