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Power Lab Report

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David Urlanda Physics Lab Report Power Lab Purpose: To investigate what physical characteristics of students how it affect the power generated on running up the stairs. Hypothesis: The student that can generate the highest power would probably be Adam K, because it is so obvious that he's the most physically fit among every one of us. In addition, he's muscular and sporty. Variables and Controls: Independent Variable: the mass of all the students Dependent Variable: The force (Fg) Control: the vertical height of the stairs. Materials: Meter Stick Stopwatch Weighing Scale Calculator Procedure: 1. I made a table with columns name, Fg(N), Vertical Height (m), Work done, Power, Ranking 2. ...read more.


Like slippery materials, or if it is wet. I was wearing running shoes, for safety purposes. Observations: Name Fg (N) Time (s) Vertical Height (m) Work Done (J) Power (W) Ranking Alanna 725 3.12 2.66 1929 618 13 Corrine 706 2.16 2.66 1878 869 5 Adam K. 907 1.82 2.66 2413 1326 1 Mitchell 550 1.89 2.66 1463 774 7 Elvis 628 2.47 2.66 1670 676 10 Moses 600 2.05 2.66 1596 779 6 Khalil 617 2.49 2.66 1641 659 11 Adam R. 666 1.80 2.66 1772 984 2 Natalie 608 2.35 2.66 1617 688 8 David 564 2.38 2.66 1500 630 12 Matt 685 2.02 2.66 1822 902 4 Xerxes 686 2.62 2.66 1825 686 9 Ms. ...read more.


Sources of error: - The time could not be accurate; it's when one started running on late or advance time of the stopwatch. The runner must start at time the timer commands as he hits the stopwatch. Conclusion: Power is the time rate at which work is done. It is a measure of how fast you exert your energy. In this lab, it is Adam K. who has the largest power. Our physical properties affect the power we can generate. If we are heavy and fast we could generate high power. Because if you are athletic, you can do work in lesser time, as a result there is greater power. Example if you walk or run up the stairs, the power used is greater if you run up the stairs since you took less time. ...read more.

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