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IB Lab - 07 Loaded Metre Rule (DCP)

IB Lab - 07 Loaded Metre Rule (DCP)

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IB Criteria Assessed
Data Processing
CriteriaassessedAspect
123
LevelawardedPl (a)Pl (b)DCDPPCE
International Baccalaureate Physics4/PSOW
Data Analysis - Vibrations of a Loaded Metre Rule
Aim:
Many experiments use an equation in which one of the factors is raisedto a power e.g - Z
2
, H
1.3
. The equation could be for example :R = k. Z
2
 To test if this equation is true we need to plot a log graph from whichwe can find :
(a)
the power that Z is raised to (in this case it is 2)
(b)
the value of the constant k This is a good example of the use of mathematics to manipulate dataand from it find useful extra information from the results of our experiments.Use the experimental results below to plot a log graph and test therelationship for a vibrating ruler :
Diagram:Results:
The results in the table below were obtained for the vibrations of a metre rule loaded with a mass M =0.2 kg as the projecting length, l, was varied.
l / mTime for 20 complete vibrations / s
0.911.511.011.111.011.20.89.09.79.79.29.40.77.67.57.18.07.30.66.86.06.76.06.80.55.05.65.65.14.7
Data Processing and Presentation:
1.Draw up a table of l and the average time for one vibration (the period), T.
2.
Theoretically, T = k.l
3/2
, where k is a constant depending on mass, M, the dimensions of the cross-section of the metre rule and the elastic properties of the material of the rule.3.In order to determine the constant k and confirm the form of the relationship in (2.), the equationhas to be rewritten in log form. Include this log data in your new table.
4.
Plot a suitable graph in order to confirm the relationship T = k.l
3/2
5.From your graph, determine the value for n and k Comment on whether these results confirm the theoretical relationship with a value of n = 1.5. Canyou suggest any reasons for deviations from the linear relationship expected in (4.)?
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T = k.l
3/2
Meter RuClamp
 
l
 
International Baccalaureate Physics4/PSOW
Internal Assessment Marking Form
Crit.AspectsLevelGradePl(a)
 Research Question:
c.Identifies a
focused
 problem or researchquestion. p.States the problem oresearch question, but itis unclear or incomplete.n.Does not state the problem or researchquestion
or
repeats thegeneral aim provided bythe teacher.
 Hypothesis:
c.
Relates
the hypothesis or  prediction directly to theresearch question and
explains
it,
quantitatively
where appropriate. p.States the hypothesis or  prediction but does notexplain it.n.Does not state ahypothesis or prediction.
Variables:
c.Selects therelevant
independent
and
controlledvariable(s)
. p.Selects somerelevantvariables.n.Does not selectany relevantvariables.ccc 3ccp 2ccn 2cpp 2 ppp 1cpn 1cnn 1 ppn 1 pnn 0nnn 0
Pl(b)
 Materials /  Apparatus:
c.Selects appropriateapparatus or materials. p.Selects someappropriateapparatus or materials.n.Does not selectany apparatus or materials.
Control of Variables:
c.Describes a methodthat allows for thecontrol of thevariables. p.Describes a methodthat makes someattempt to control thevariables.n.Describes a methodthat does not allow for the control of thevariables.
Collecting Data:
c.Describes a method thatallows for the collectionof sufficient relevantdata. p.Describes a method thatallows for the collectionof insufficient relevantdata.n.Describes a method thatdoes not allow anyrelevant data to becollected.ccc 3ccp 2ccn 2cpp 2 ppp 1cpn 1cnn 1 ppn 1 pnn 0nnn 0
DC
Collecting / Recording Raw Data:
c.Records appropriate raw data (qualitativeand/or quantitative), including units anduncertainties where necessary. p.Records some appropriate raw data.n.Does not record any appropriate raw data.
Aspect 1 includes units, uncertainties,significant digits
Organising / Presenting Raw  Data:
c.Presents raw data clearly,allowing for easyinterpretation. p.Presents raw data but does notallow for easy interpretation.n.Does not present raw data
or
 presents it incomprehensibly.cc 3cp 2cn 1 pp 1 pn 0nn 0
DPP
 Processing Raw Data:
c.Processes the rawdata correctly. p.Some raw data is processed correctly.n.No processing of rawdata is carried out
or
major errors are madein processing.
 Presenting Processed Data:
c.Presents processed data appropriately, helpinginterpretation and, where relevant, takes intoaccount errors and uncertainties. p.Presents processed data appropriately but with someerrors and/or omissions.n.Presents processed data inappropriately
or
incomprehensibly
Aspect 2 includes uncertainty bars, max / min slopes(HL), axes with labels and units, best fit line drawn
cc 3cp 2cn 1 pp 1 pn 0nn 0
CE
 Drawing Conclusions:
c.Gives a validconclusion, based on thecorrect interpretation of the results, with anexplanation and, whereappropriate, comparesresults with literaturevalues. p.States a conclusion thathas some validity.n.Draws a conclusion that
 Evaluating procedure(s)and results:
c.Evaluates procedure(s)and results includinglimitations,weaknesses or errors. p.Evaluates procedure(s)and results but missessome obviouslimitations or errors.n.The evaluation issuperficial
or
 Improving theinvestigation:
c.Identifiesweaknesses andstates realisticsuggestions toimprove theinvestigation. p.Suggests onlysimplisticimprovements.n.Suggests unrealisticccc 3ccp 2ccn 2cpp 2 ppp 1cpn 1cnn 1 ppn 1 pnn 0nnn 0
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