Acceleration Essays

  • Acceleration of a Trolley

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    Acceleration of a Trolley Plan An unbalanced force causes an object to accelerate. The acceleration happens in the same direction as the resultant (or unbalanced) force. The size of this depends on the mass of the object and the size of the force. The force on a small object is bigger than the same force acting on a bigger object. If the mass stays the same but the force gets bigger, the acceleration also increases. The equation to find acceleration is: [IMAGE][IMAGE] when [IMAGE]=

  • What Affects Acceleration

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    Affects Acceleration Aim: To find out what effects the acceleration of a small trolley with a weight of 1kg. Variables: The variables I will keep the same are: - the weight of the trolley - the angle of the surface/slope - length of the surface/slope - the surface of the surface/slope I am going to change the mass acting on the trolley through the pulley. This mass will be measured in grams. I will put on masses from 100g to 800g. I am going to measure the acceleration of the

  • Essay On Acceleration In Basketball

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    game, acceleration is tracked to show the effect of speed on the outcome of a game. Having an understanding of SportVU with the concepts of acceleration and gravity can help prove how valuable a player is. In basketball, physics concepts such as acceleration and gravity are prevalent throughout a game. Acceleration is defined as the rate of change of velocity over time. Velocity is the speed of something in a given direction, and rate of change is the difference in speed over time. Acceleration correlates

  • The Acceleration of a Freely Falling Body

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    The Acceleration of a Freely Falling Body To study the motion of a freely falling body, an object is allowed to fall and its position after successive equal time intervals is recorded on wax-coated paper by means of electric sparks. From these data, graphs of distance vs. time and velocity vs. time are plotted. The acceleration due to gravity is found by determining the slope of the velocity vs. time graph. Theory In one dimension, an object's average velocity over an interval is

  • Investigating the Factors that Affect the Acceleration of a Ball Bearing Down a Ramp

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    Investigating the Factors that Affect the Acceleration of a Ball Bearing Down a Ramp I intend to investigate what factors affect the acceleration of a ball bearing down a ramp. I will measure how long the ball bearing takes to roll down a ramp, and my other variable will be to measure the final velocity of the ball bearing rolling down the ramp. Using this information I will then

  • Experiment to Calculate Acceleration of Mass and Velocity of Free-Falling Object

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    Experiment 4: Free Fall Objective: To calculate the acceleration of a mass as it falls toward earth’s surface and calculate the average velocity when measuring the total distance that the mass moved during some period of time. We had to determine the acceleration due to gravity and compare it to the standard value of 980 cm/s2. Then plot the velocity versus time, find the slope which in turn will provide the experimental value of g. (Air resistance wasn’t considered for the mass in free fall)

  • Finding Acceleration Due to Gravity Using Ball Drop Method

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    Finding Acceleration Due to Gravity Using Ball Drop Method Aim: To calculate the acceleration due to gravity by dropping a ball from a certain distance and recording the time Hypothesis: it is expected that the gravity should be within the same range for each trial Variables: The independent variable = the distance The dependent variable = the time Controlled variables are: - the mass of the steel ball - the position of the trip plate -the length of the plumb line

  • Essay On Adaptive Cruise Control

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    Following Control .Acceleration Control Constant Velocity Control const velocity.jpg Deceleration Control Deceleration.jpg Following Control Following.jpg Acceleration ... ... middle of paper ... ...he same as or better than the performance of other such systems in the industry. .For the acceleration/deceleration performance, which has a large effect on occupant comfort, when the lane was changed during tracking and the preceding vehicle sped up, the acceleration performance satisfied

  • The Effects of the Extension of a Spring on the Time it Takes a Weight to Oscillate

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    the spring is equal to the mass times the acceleration of the mass times the distance. This gives the energy released by the spring: Work Done = mass x acceleration x distance At the centre point Kinetic energy is equal to Potential energy. To work out the kinetic energy: K.E = 1/2 mv2 This is the energy gained by the mass after releasing it on the extended spring. So therefore: 1/2 mv2 = maX ½ mass x velocity2 = mass x acceleration x extension (distance) The velocity value

  • The Moment Of Inertia Of The Flywheel

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    ut ) / ( 0.5 t^2 )) / R2 = ((M4g) - (M4(( S - ut ) / ( 0.5 t^2 )) - (FFr)) (R2+R1) / (( S - ut ) / ( 0.5 t^2 )) / R2 • Torque is equal to the product of the moment of inertia and angular acceleration; therefore moment of inertia is equal and was calculated as the quotient of the torque and angular acceleration. • The torque was calculated as well as the product of the force to accelerate the flywheel and the radius of the axle. • Force to accelerate the flywheel was calculated by subtracting friction

  • Data Analysis

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    from the ticker tape will be present. If we were to assume no resistance, the car's acceleration would go up to about 9.8ms-2 (although this value for gravity is not exact, gravity varies so much in different areas of the Earth that it is hard to get an exact value, 9.8 is judged to be close enough). So the acceleration time graph will probably look like the one below: [IMAGE]You may wonder why the acceleration will only go up to 9.8, or close to, when the car goes off the end of the ramp, after

  • Essay On Inertial Navigation System

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    law is described that “acceleration is proportional and in the same direction as the resultant forces” (EI-Sheimy, 2006). The 1st law tells that keep an eye on all outside forces on the object, knowledge of whether the object is moving or not and whether it is continuous its uniform motion or changes its course are known. The 2nd law tells that measuring the resultant forces that affect the object knowledge of the objects acceleration is known. If we know the acceleration of a particular vehicle

  • The Terminal Velocity of a Paper Helicopter

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    The Terminal Velocity of a Paper Helicopter Introduction. Terminal velocity is the resulting occurance when acceleration and resistance forces are equal. As an example, a freefalling parachutist before the parachute opens reaches terminal velocity at about 120mph, but when the parachute is opened, terminal velocity is reached at 15mph, which is a safe speed to hit the ground at. This experiment will be no different, as I will be examining the terminal velocity of a freefalling paper helicopter

  • Physics Of Bowling

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    role in bowling and the physics behind it. Durbin said “In order to accelerate, you need a net force. As soon as I let go of the bowling ball, it’s accelerating. As soon as your fingers are out of the holes, the ball is at its highest point of acceleration (p.2).” According to the author, gravity is the net force acting upon an object, which means it is accelerating. The swinging of my arm (back the forward) being the net force. When my fingers leave the hole, it’s accelerating. Now, how fast it

  • Free Fall Experiment

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    motion are being made. The objective of the study is to show that velocity, acceleration and distance are related such that one is actually the slope of the other. The slope of velocity is acceleration. The slope of distance is velocity. Hence, changes in one of the factors involving a certain object, the other related factors are also inevitably altered. This exercise also seeks to prove the constant of acceleration due to gravity. The first activity utilized the ULI, photogate and Logger

  • How Basketball is Affected by Biomechanics

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    frequently, spinning, crossing over and doubling back. To remain on basket side, lateral agility is vital. According to Shimokochi, et al (2013), a low body centre of mass and fast hip extension motions to kick the ground are vital for improved lateral acceleration-deceleration movements. This information can also be applied to dribbling drills as the stance and movements are quite similar. Training drills could be implemented to improve technique and to enhance the teams ability to perform on defense. Effect

  • Kinematics

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    ( Kinematics is used to show the displacement of an object, the rate an object is moving (velocity), and the change in velocity (acceleration). This is graphed against time individually to determine if the motion is uniform or nonuniform and if the acceleration is uniform or nonuniform. Uniform motion is when an object has a constant speed and direction. Nonuniform motion is when there is either a change in speed or a change in direction. When

  • Oscillation Of A Pendulum Experiment

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    pendulum. Aim: To determine the acceleration due to gravity, by varying the length of an inelastic string and measuring its corresponding period of time for each experiment. Apparatus used Retort stand Clamp Stop watch Pendulum bob Ruler Counter weight Rigid support Inelastic string Vernier caliper Theory According to Crundell (2001, p231) Simple harmonic motion is defined as the motion of a particle about a fixed point such that its acceleration a is proportional to its displacement

  • Physics lab

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    objectives, procedure, and relevant equations. After following the lab procedure and recording data, it is also necessary to write a lab report to summarize the results of the lab. The lab report contains the... ... middle of paper ... ... the acceleration of the mass and the inertia of the weights, it was possible to determine the moment of inertia of the rotor itself. The last experiment performed (as of this writing) was Experiment 10, which explored simple harmonic motion. This experiment was

  • Physics of Skydiving

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    Acceleration..... Galileo demonstrated that an object falling only under the influence of gravity will experience a constant acceleration, i.e.., it gains the same amount of velocity for every additional second that it falls. (5) On earth this amounts to 32.14 ft/sec/sec, meaning that it increases its downward velocity by 32.14 ft/sec for each second that it falls. If acceleration is constant, then it follows that the downward velocity V an object experiences at any time t after the start