In this laboratory we will conduct collision experiments to study the correlation between loss of kinetic energy and deformation of soda cans.
We will be carrying out the collisions in the May room in Wilson Commons, using two large collision carts. Each collision will be videotaped for off-line analysis. Before we will carry out the collisions we will need to determine the parameters we need to record. Good record keeping is important. Each student will carry out three collisions. As part of the analysis the following questions will be asked:
In order to be able to answer these questions we need to make sure that we records the following information:
The analysis of this collision experiment will be carried out during the next two weeks (see details discussed in class on Tuesday 11/14) .
Details about the collisions can be found by looking at the following pages:
The point distribution for the lab report describing experiment # 5 can be found by clicking here.
The laboratory report for this laboratory will be due on Wednesday December 6, 2023 at 12 pm. The lab reports must be submitted in pdf format using the phy141 laboratory drop box. Use the following format for the name of the lab report you are submitting: Exp#-LastName-FirstName-StudentID.pdfwhere # is the experiments number (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5), LastName is your last name, FirstName is your first name, and StudentID is you student ID number.
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