Graphs of Position, Velocity and Acceleration
The use of graphs is very common in science, statistics, economic and etc; in physics the graphs are use to illustrate and compare quantitative data of motion, time, velocity, etc. The graph illustrates the trend accurately, also the trend can be use to predict future outcomes. Graphs are a useful tool to have a efficient description in less words.
The Graphs of Position
Graphs of position are a way to represent motion of an object or multiple objects in a graph using time and position. Time axis in a graph is used to measure motion in a specific time and position axis is used to measure distance. The time data and position data in a graph can be use to create a slope of time vs. position.…
Why: according to Newton’s first law of motion, an object that is free from all outside forces travels at a constant velocity, covering equal distances in equal times along a straight-line path, C is true.
Why: not matter an object is still or is in motion, the object has inertia all the time. Inertia is a nature/property of any objects.
Why: the ship is moving at a constant speed, which is in a balanced status. For the athlete, it would be likely to do a long jump on ground.…
A number of transdures types exist for measuring machine vibration, including proximity, probe, velocity transducers, accelerometers etc. the measurement of machine casing acceleration is the most common method used for gear fault detection. This is normally achieved by mounting piezoelectric accelerometer externally on the machine casing, preferably near or on the gear housing, or on the portion of the casing where…
Lab Report: Uniform Motion
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Background Information 1
Research Question 1
Motion is the change of position of an object with respect to time. The physical quantities velocity, acceleration, displacement, time and speed are used in the study of motion. If an object does not change position with respect to time, it is considered as stationary. Note that if an object is motionless, it does not necessarily mean…
equation 1 to solve for position. The ‘Normalizing’ was done by saying that when the block was pushed up against the fixed plate that it was equal to zero. After calibration was completed and the calculations were completed we moved on to the drop test. Each of the three test were executed by lifting the block to the top of the system and letting go. We were able to graph the oscillation as seen in Figure 4
Figure 4: Drop Test 1 Displacement vs. Time
Figure 5: Drop Test 1 Free Fall
Figure 5, is…
In the chapter Kinematics of Particles, we studied about various relations among time, position, velocity and acceleration of a particle. When we have a relation between any two parameters, we can calculate remaining parameters. In Kinetics of Particles, we applied Newton’s second law of motion ƩF = ma. The fundamental concept is when external forces acting on a particle are balanced (zero resultant), the particle will be in equilibrium. But when external forces acting on a particle are not…
I. Ball on an inclined plane: Measuring motion
We want to measure the motion of a ball that rolls down on an inclined plane and see whether this matches what we would expect. We will roll a ball down a tilted aluminum plate where gravity will accelerate the ball. It then rolls along a level surface (Plexiglas) where it should roll with approximately constant velocity as long as friction can be neglected.
• Set up the experiment. Start by placing the large wooden board onto the…
The modification I made to this ride was that instead of being thrusted backwards, the cart has been turned around to accelerate forwards.
The Tower of Terror is a new thrill ride, based on Earth’s Tower of Terror 2 ride at Dream world, Coomera. Where riders are accelerated forwards through a tunnel at an acceleration of 18.36 then passengers then travel 105m at a velocity of 55.08〖ms〗^(-1) before travelling vertically upwards 99.1 m. After experiencing complete weightlessness the car thrusts…
distance vs. time graph along with the velocity vs. time graph, accurately supports the hypothesis formed at the beginning of this experiment. From the interpretation of the first graph, the chart vaguely shows the changing velocity (acceleration) as well as positive velocity of the objects motion (as seen from the slight curve upwards). However, from another perspective, it might seem as if the diagram is showing a constant, positive velocity as the line is linear with no curved progression.…
Three tests are done through a Gizmo to determine how radius, mass, and velocity affects centripetal acceleration of an object undergoing uniform motion. The results show centripetal acceleration is affected by radius and velocity but not mass. It gives a better understanding to why objects in uniform motion accelerate towards the centre of a circle.
The purpose of this lab is to determine how the radius, mass and speed of an object can affect the centripetal acceleration of the…