Air Pressure Essays

  • The Effect of Temperature on Air Pressure

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    The Effect of Temperature on Air Pressure DESCRIPTION: My project consists of a series experiments to determine the effect of air pressure in a given environment at various temperatures. The experiments I chose to conduct are: 1) Heat an ordinary pop can on a hot plate and then putting the can upside down in cold water to see the effect of a fast change in temperature. 2) Partially full milk jug with hot water, put the cap on tightly, and let it sit for one hour to see the effect of a slow

  • 6.03 Air Pressure Lab

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    the gas pressure sensor valve, then twist in a clockwise motion. Prevent gas leakage by covering the stopper and flask's top with parafilm. Twist the white valve until it is perpendicular to the valve stem in order to close the two-way valve. 3. Use a syringe to collect 3.0 mL ethanol (EtOH). Twist the syringe so that it attaches to the two-way valve. Wait until the TA instructs you to put the flask into the water bath. 4. Using LabQuest2, connect the temperature

  • Air Pressure effects the Speed of Falling objects

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    distance from the center of the earth. If the object were falling in a vacuum, this would be the only force acting on the object. But in the atmosphere, the motion of a falling object is opposed by the air resistance or drag. The drag equation tells us that drag is equal to a coefficient times one half the air density (R) times the velocity (V) squared times a reference area on which the drag coefficient is based. The motion of a falling object can be described by Newton's second law of motion, Force =

  • The Soccer Ball: Effect of Air Pressure on the Movement of the Soccer Ball

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    ball, the individual will! The soccer ball is a very interesting object. A soccer ball has to have a certain amount of air pressure in order to work properly. The air also affects the soccer ball’s flight. The soccer ball is also made of different kinds of material and has different sizes. In the next couple of paragraphs I will tell you more about a soccer ball and the air pressure. The first soccer ball was a rubber soccer ball made of pig or ox bladder with leather in the 1800s (The Science of

  • Air Pressure In Footballs

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    order to explain how air pressure drops when the temperature does you would need to use the concept of the ideal gas law. This states that pressure times volume is equal to the amount of gas times the ideal gas constant times temperature. This formula proves that when it is cold, the pressure in a football decreases, causing it to naturally deflate itself. (Florio,2015) If footballs are inflated indoors and they are brought outside in a fifty degree environment then the pressure in a ball will drop

  • scuba diving

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    and there is a lot of risk involved with scuba diving. Scuba, which is actually an acronym for “self-contained breathing apparatus”, Allows divers to dive deeper and stay submerged longer. Scuba comes a long way from other forms of diving by using an air-tank and regulator. This is what allows them to stay under longer and dive deeper. Scuba originally began with military and commercial applications, where it is still used today. But now, by far the largest group of divers is “Recreational Divers”.

  • The Storm

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    scanned the morning skies for any cloud that might bring unwanted rain. There was none. Satisfied with my observation, I went into my cabin, and checked the weather instrument. All was fine, except that the surrounding air pressure was dropping quickly. I was not unduly alarmed. Air pressure fluctuated at sea and thus, I never realized what was about to come. Had I realized, I would have probably abandoned the original course and head for shore. Around noon, the winds began to pick up. Hoping to gain

  • Investigate the Effect of Moisture Content on Wheat Grain Seed's Respiration Rate

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    water than a wheat grain seed with low moisture content. VARIABLES: The independent variable used in this experiment is going to be moisture content, and the dependent variable will be the respiration rate. The other variables; temperature, air pressure and air will be kept at fairly constant levels. Carrying out the experiment inside a fume cupboard will help achieve in keeping these variables to remain constant. However another variable sunlight cannot be controlled during this experiment, and will

  • The Physics of Basketball

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    game. Up and down the court, the turnovers, rebounds, fast breaks, and most of all the baskets make the games exciting. But have you ever wondered how these things happen? What enables the basketball to bounce, how does Kobe Bryant fly through the air, and why does the ball rotate backwards as it leaves a shooter’s hand and approaches the basket? These are all interesting questions and believe it or not they can all be answered with a discussion on physics. Whenever you watch a basketball game you

  • Soccer

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    centerline after the player she/he is replacing has left the field. Equipment 1. The ball is round, covered in leather or in leather like material, and is between 27 and 28 inches in circumference. It must weigh 14 to 16 ounces and have 14 pounds of air pressure. 2. Players dress in team shirts, shorts, shin guards, and socks. Shoes may have studs if they are rounded, no longer than .75 inch, and no less than .5 inch in diameter. Goalkeepers often wear elbow and kneepads and gloves. The goalkeeper wears

  • The Physics of Basketball

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    dribbling. Dribbling is all based on conservation of energy and the two different types of collisions, elastic and inelastic. The more air pressure a basketball has inside it, the less its surface will bend or deform during a bounce, and the more its original energy will be stored in the compressed air inside (Bill Willis, 2001). The reason for this is that the air inside of the ball can return the energy of the ball better than that of the material of the ball, which is usually leather. This is the

  • Music and the Brain

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    components (1). The resonance provided by the outer ear also serves in amplifying a higher range of frequencies corresponding to the top octave of the piano key board. The air pressure wave travels through the ear canal to ultimately reach and vibrate the timpanic membrane (i.e.-- the eardrum). At this particular juncture, the pressure wave energy of sound is translated into mechanical energy via the middle ear. Here, three small bones, the ossicles, vibrate in succession to produce a unique pattern of

  • The Solar System

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    000°F). This layer has a mottled appearance due to the turbulent eruptions of energy at the surface. Solar energy is created deep within the core of the Sun. It is here that the temperature (15,000,000° C; 27,000,000° F) and pressure (340 billion times Earth's air pressure at sea level) is so intense that nuclear reactions take place. This reaction causes four protons or hydrogen nuclei to fuse together to form one alpha particle or helium nucleus. The alpha particle is about .7 percent less massive

  • The Physics of Pressure Cooker

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    The Physics of the Pressure Cooker Generally, water boils at 100 degree Celsius (212 degree Fahrenheit) in normal room temperature and pressure. If somebody boils the water for five minutes or for twenty minutes, the temperature will always remain the same. The pressure of air affects the boiling point of water. If air pressure is changed, then the boiling point will also change according to it (How does”). This is why a pressure cooker cooks food quickly as the pressure of the steam in the

  • Pressure

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    Pressure Pressure, is the ratio of a force acting on a surface, to the area of the surface; it is thus distinct from the total force acting on a surface. Units of pressure are force units divided by area units. Examples of these are pounds per square inch, dynes per square centimeter, or newtons (N) per square meter (Pressure n.pag). Pressure has many influences and effects on objects. When the pressure rises, it affects the melting point and the boiling point of a substance. This causes the raising

  • How Does Air Pressure Affect The Bounce Height Of A Ball?

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    1.0 Background Theory 1.1 Introduction This investigation aims to determine the ideal air pressure inside and the ideal material of a ball in order for that ball to achieve its greatest bounce height. This report will be focusing on how the air pressure and material of a soccer ball, basketball and volleyball affects the bounce height of each ball. 1.2 Research Question 1. How does the air pressure inside a ball influence the bounce height/vertical motion of that ball? 2. How does the material of

  • The Vacuum Cleaner

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    suction. It is generally used on a textured surface, such as carpet, and is pushed over the surface, sucking up dust and dirt as it goes. The suction is created by an air pump, a partial vacuum; it creates a difference in pressure between the inside of the machine and the outside air and dirt and dust is taken in to the lower pressure zone. Friction on the carpet causes the dust to be removed from the carpet, or other surface. History and Developments The very first machine using the vacuum principle

  • Free Process Essays - How Boats Work

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    those structures happen - a plane's wing lifts the plane and a boat's sail lifts and pushes it forward. Imagine the sail of a boat cutting into the air. As the sail cuts through the air some of the air goes around the curved side and some air goes across the shorter (back side). The air on one side makes the sailboat lean over and the air on the other side pushes the boat sideways. Another question now arises what makes the boat go forward? Well the hull is weighed down by a keel; this

  • Gas Laws

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    Pressure and the Law of Boyle Quantitative measurements on gases were first made in a rational manner by the English chemist Robert Boyle (1627 - 1691). The instruments used by Boyle to measure pressure were two: the manometer, which measures differences in pressure, and the barometer, which measures the total pressure of the atmosphere. A manometer is simply a bent piece of tubing, preferably glass with one end closed. When the liquid level in both arms is the same, the pressure of the

  • How to Employ an Electric Supercharger on a Bike

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    Steps performed: 1. We procured the Hero Honda Cd Dawn as the bike for our Supercharger Project from Faridabad (belongs to one of our Group member). We also needed the following components/ materials- • Turbo • Motor • Battery • Sprockets set • Air Filter 2. After Procurement of above materials, We mounted the supercharger and the motor on the bike by constructing a 3 frames • Frame for mounting the Turbo Hub On the Bike Frame • Frame for clamping the motor to the bike frame • Additional