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Physics Investigation: The Cantilever

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Introduction

Physics Investigation: The Cantilever

Section 2: Obtaining Evidence:

During the experiment all the safety precautions were considered.  All the results are spread over a wide range so a conclusion can be easily drawn.  There weren’t any changes made to the experiment.

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ii) Relationship between the deflection and the length of the cantilever

Length (cm)

Height Without Load (cm)

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Conclusion

A possible improvement to this experiment should be repeating the experiment twice or more if possible.  Then we would get the average results in a table and in this way our results would be even more accurate.

General Conclusion:

The general conclusion we can draw from this experiment is that as the weight that we put on the cantilever increases, the deflection increases too until the elastic point is reached where the cantilever cannot hold any more weight so it breaks.  Also we see from the second graph that the larger the length of the cantilever, the larger the deflection.

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