Physics Lab Report Essays
Statement of the Problem: The problem that was arisen in Problem #5: Motion up an Incline was in reference to a change in acceleration in both an uphill and downhill motion. The question on hand was whether or not the acceleration was the same going uphill as it was downhill or different from each other in both directions. To obtain a secure conclusion this experiment required the use of a frictionless cart, an inclined ramp, motion sensor, meter stick, and assistance of computer programs. These tools help us to achieve/correct our predictions by giving us precise information about the acceleration of the cart in both the up and downhill direction.
My prediction for Problem # 5 was how I felt …show more content…
Uncertainty for this lab arises when discussing the exact measurements for the ramp and as well as the angle for which the ramp was held. This is due to the precision to which the measurement was taken, which leaves about a ±.1 cm as uncertainty for the recorded sides. To get the most accurate results possible each measurement was taken a bunch of times and the number that was most frequently recorded was used. There is also some uncertainty in the validity of the velocity and acceleration documented by the LabVIEW program. This is because it is impossible to be exactly in unison to allow the program to begin measuring the acceleration and velocity over time and releasing the cart down the inclined plane.
Here are our data results and graphs: