Horizontal projectile motion lab report
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Do they agree within the experimental uncertainties? The basic setup for the diagram looks like the figure. Two things to consider The shell fired at a larger angle with respect to the horizontal lands farther away. During data collection, you should tape the carbon paper with a piece of white paper underneath it to the floor, so that the ball will hit the paper and leave a mark of its landing point from wherever it is released on the ramp. We kept the launcher at a medium setting and shot the ball straight out 5 times and. We recorded the distances after each shot and determined that shooting the ball at 40 degrees gave us the maximum range. The ball is given an initial velocity of.

The initial velocity of the ball is determined by shooting it, at the appropriate angle, through 2 photogates that are placed near the muzzle and only a few centimeters apart from each other. The only velocity it has is just its horizontal velocity, vx. In the , learners attempt to prevent Birdman from soling the school's football field by accurately solving a horizontally-launched projectile problem. Discuss the differences between your predicted and experimental results for both the range and time-of-flight. Before shooting the ball, make certain no one is in its flight path. Measure the horizontal distance from the point on the floor beneath the release point to each of the five landing points.

If the spots are wildly far apart, you need to adjust your launcher or launching technique to get more consistency. What assumptions must you make The velocity, and the height of the drop. It does so by measuring and calculating the components of the position and velocity of the ball during the toss. While steps 1 and 2 above are critical to your success in solving horizontally launched projectile problems, there will always be a problem that doesn't fit the mold. Also, the time of flight can be found.

A stockroom worker pushes a box with mass 1 1. In vertical projectile motion there is a constant velocity since there are no forces in the horizontal direction neglecting drag due to air resistance. A pair of computer-interfaced Photogates can be used to accurately measure the time interval for an object to break the beam of one Photogate and then another. The photo gates would be setup 10 cm apart and then compare the data when they are setup 30 cm apart. You can find them both in the Physics Interactives section of our website. First, to find the at which the ball travels, the ball had to be fired at various angles. In analysis, we see that doubling the velocity causes the range to increase by four times, because the range and initial velocity are directly related x is directly related to v.

Lastly, we fired the ball at an angle of 55 five times and found the average range and compared our experimental value with the theoretical value to come up with a 10% error. Get your timer ready and place your marble at the top of the ramp. Theory: Projectile motion according to Dr. Next, position the photogate so that the beam is horizontal with the floor and perpendicular to the ramp, and approximately at the height of the center of the ball. The slopes of these lines will allow you estimate your uncertainty in the slope value. Theory The theory is that there in no acceleration at all in the X direction for a projectile. Record this in your notebook.

The impact points were close, never more than a centimeter off from the average. The forces involved in projectile motion are the initial velocity of the projected object at a certain angle and gravity acting downward on the object. We put paper at some horizontal distance from the table where the gun was leveled. Remember, the horizontal speed stays constant throughout the projectile path. To shoot the ball, pull straight up on the string that is attached to the trigger. Place the time-of-flight pad at the spot you predict the ball to land.

The rotation around a fixed axis of a three-dimensional body involves circular motion of its parts. For instance if the ball was dropped at a different point on the ramp, then the results would be different. This range of distances is how far you should expect the ball to travel during your trials. When a projectile is launched horizontally a ball rolls off a table, a car runs off the edge of a cliff, etc. The vector nature of forces can be used to determine how far an object launched can go and its initial velocity at an angle of 0 by finding its x and y components separately. Open the file 08 projectile motion on Logger Pro.

Projectile Motion Purpose: An object in a projectile motion move horizontally with no acceleration and vertically with the gravitational acceleration at the same time. Find a the initial speed of the ball, b the time at which the ball reaches the cheap seats, and c the velocity components. After solving for t, we find that the ball is in flight for 0. In this part of Lesson 2, we will focus on the first type of problem - sometimes referred to as horizontally launched projectile problems. You can also have a friend help you watch the ball and catch it at the end of the track. The Newtonian mechanics principles that you have been studying allow you to predict this type of motion quite well. The experiment is done to measure the distance that the ball will travel when it is shot from the spring gun.

Lastly, we predicted the range that a ball would travel at a certain angle, theta. Then, you will calculate values for the range and time-of-flight using your equations. However, if the projectile starts at a point higher than where it lands, the ideal distance doesn't occur at a 45 o angle. Near the Earth's surface, the influence of gravity begins immediately and affects the entire course of the projectile's flight. Results: The velocity was pretty constant during the tests. Measure the distance from the table to the floor and record this in your notebook as the height of the marble.