• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Kinematics. Purpose: Using a Baseball, find how the velocity and acceleration change from when a baseball is thrown

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Ben Fitzgerald 2/4/10 Mr. Thorndike Internal Assessment Purpose: Using a Baseball, find how the velocity and acceleration change from when a baseball is thrown Variables: Dependent: * Velocity * Acceleration * Time Independent: * Mass of Baseball * Size of Baseball Controlled: * Acceleration due to gravity Acceleration Due to Gravity is controlled because gravity is the same on all parts of the earth Materials: * 1 Baseball * 1 meter stick * 1 Stopwatch * 1 Calculator Procedure: 1. Measure out 1 meter, 3 meters and 5 meters 2. Get a baseball 3. ...read more.

Middle

Now using the acceleration equation A=?V/T 9. Record the time, velocity and acceleration in the data table Data Table: See Excel Spreadsheet Data Analysis: See Excel Spreadsheet Conclusion: As the Distance from the starting point increases, the time it takes to travel increases, meaning the velocity and acceleration also increase. The Lab was very successful because I was able to successfully complete my purpose statement successfully Evaluation: Even though the lab is successful, there was still some error as shown in the graph with the error bars, but the uncertainty is low enough it is relatively accurate. ...read more.

Conclusion

This would affect the velocity and acceleration because the time could be off Improvements: One Improvement of this lab would be to somehow use photogates to get a more accurate reading on the time instead of using a stopwatch, thus creating a successful and accurate experiment. Another improvement that could be made would be to have some machine that could output a constant force on the baseball, like a pitching machine, allowing for an equal force when the ball is thrown. One last improvement that could be made to is lab would be to have someone else help me when I am doing my lab, because then I can be focusing on tossing the ball and my partner could time it as I am throwing it, making it more accurate overall. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Physics section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Physics essays

  1. Angle Acceleration

    safely store it for further analysis (I will be covering what can be obtained from the information on the tape in the Analyzing Results section). 11. Repeat steps 2-10 again so that you have a 2nd trial (this is handy because you can obtain an average result in order to eliminate any errors)

  2. The purpose of this lab is to examine impact craters. Impact craters occur when ...

    Additionally the measurements were taken with the metal caliper as the diameter of the crater with the impressions made on the sand, which had been set to dry for 24 hours. Results: Raw Data Table Below are the tables with data from each of the five different heights from the three different sandboxes.

  1. Pendulum work out the value of acceleration due to gravity (g), by using ...

    * Small wooden blocks- Two small wooden blocks were being used. This was due to the reason that the clamp could not directly hold the pendulum due to the thinness of the string. Thus the string was placed between the wooden pieces and the attached to the hook of the string.

  2. Free essay

    Terminal Velocity

    Same error as the graphs before, now at about 0.62 sec ) Figure 5: Graph of 5 small coffee filters ( terminal velocity from around 0.7 sec until 1.9 sec. Same error as the graphs before, now at about 0.9 sec )

  1. Body Moving With constant acceleration

    by the following equation: We infer from this equation that as 's' is the independent variable, it will be plotted on the x- axis of the graph and 't2' on the y axis. Thus the final value will be calculated through the inverse of the graph.

  2. The purpose of this experiment is to observe the acceleration of an object caused ...

    on the floor where the weight will fall. * Hold the weight close to the buzzer, turn on the buzzer and immediately drop the weight. As the weight falls, the buzzer should make a series of dots on the ticker tape. Examine the tape to make sure the sequence of dots is clear and continuous.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work