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T.A. Ujitha Abeywickrema

Lab #9: Sliding Block Abstract The purpose of this experiment was to find the velocity of the block after the mass has pulled the block a distance, X. The mass of the block and the hanging weight were both weighed. We then determined the coefficient of kinetic friction of the sliding block. Next, we found the moment of inertia of the disc that was attached to the rotary sensor. All of this information was plugged into an equation which will be explained in the description section. From this equation we solved for velocity in terms of X. From the equation we were also able to estimate the velocity of the sliding block at the different lengths of X. We estimated the velocity of the sliding block for three different lengths of X and these were tested using computer program Science Workshop. The estimates were close to actual results.

Introduction and Theory The main equation used for this experiment is:

Where:

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we were able to solve for µ which is the coefficient of Kinetic energy. is the formula . From this equation. we also solved for velocity as a function of position as shown below: Where This equation above is the equation we used to estimate the velocity of the sliding block at different distances. is the amount of friction generated between the sliding block and the is the rotational energy of the disc attached to the rail for each different distance of x. . . and rotational energy of the disc and setting it equal to the potential energy. X. friction. for Kinetic energy. By adding the Kinetic energy.represents the potential energy of the hanging weight. rotary sensor.

5e-5)(-1355)2 0. We used the equation: Where and plugged in three different distances for x.8)(0.2352 = 0.48) + (5.Procedure We set up a wooden block on the table and attached a string to one end. We then tested each distance using the Science Workshop computer program. .0998 + 0.05)(9.030266 + µ0.0998)(9. and solved for 3 different velocities.48) = (0. and let the hanging weight.403649 (coefficient of friction) . We compared the velocity recorded to our estimated velocity. Data We found the coefficient of friction ( .76)2 + µ(0. pull it across the table. The string was attached to the rotary sensor wheel. We used the equation: The results were: (0.01538 µ = 0.005)(0.469459 + 0. .8)(0. back a distance of x. We would pull the block. The other end of the string had a 50g weight attached. We performed the experiment three different times for each distance x which we initially estimated for.

005) + (5.55 m/s At X = 0.5e-5) A = 0.5m V = 0.59m V = 0. we used the equation below to find the velocities for our three distances selected.Next.0998 + 0. Where A = (0.38m V = 0.63 m/s At X = 0.68 m/s .1189 At X = 0.

48) = (0.0998 + 0.5e-5)(-1355)2 0. was 0.63 m/s The actual velocity that was recorded for the experiment with a distance of x = 0. Conclusion What I learned from this experiment is how potential energy.01538 µ = 0.8)(0.76)2 + µ(0. The calculation was very close to what was recorded. kinetic energy.030266 + µ0. With the manipulated equation. We used the equation to solve for µk and velocity as a position function.. All of the calculations worked out and our estimates were very close to what was actually recorded. You can manipulate an equation to solve for each of these variables. we could determine the velocity for any distance.403649 For X = 0.2352 = 0.48) + (5. .5m V = 0. and velocity are inter-related.005)(0.469459 + 0. rotational energy.8)(0.05)(9. x.Results We obtained the coefficient of friction by the equation below: (0.0998)(9.5.62 m/2. of the sliding block and 50g hanging weight.

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