Free fall lab report

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LA ESTANCIA SCHOOL

PHYSICS CLASS
PHYSICS LAB REPORT
‘Free Fall’
Presented By: Adriana Magaña Palacio 10-A
Teacher: Mr. Juan Ramon Paz

Comayagüela, M.D.C 2/10/2009Introduction:
We are going to include details specifying that free fall is due to gravity and how do freefall and gravity work using mathematical formulas, real life examples,examples our physics teacher showed to us, and some materials listed later on, even though there are other materials we can use. The definition of Free fall is motion with no acceleration other than thatprovided by gravity. Since this definition does not specify velocity, it also applies to objects initially moving upward. In experiment 1, we are going to analyze objects that are always beingdropped from a certain height. In experiment 2 we are going to throw objects vertically upward from a certain height and see how they fall back to the releasing point. Finally, in experiment 3 we are goingto throw an object vertically upward and see how it will land below the releasing point.

Objectives:
1. To understand free fall in an experimental way.
2. To understand free fall withreal life experiences.
3. To experimentally determine the acceleration due to gravity.

Materials

• Metric Tape.[pic]

• 50N weight [pic]

• Scientific Calculator[pic]

• Paper, pencil and eraser. [pic]

Theory

The firstpeople who worked with free fall were Aristotle and Galileo Galilei. Aristotle’s theory was that when you grab objects with unequal mass and throw them from a certain distance, the heavier object willreach the ground faster and will arrive earlier. In the year 1575, Galileo Galilei disproved Aristotle’s theory with his own theory: Galileo proposed that a falling body would fall with a uniform...

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