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Title: Projectile Motion Name _Bill Bair PES 115-002

The purpose of this experiment was to study and analyze the dynamics of 2 dimensional projectile motion. This was accomplished by providing a ball with a horizontal velocity and measuring the trajectory range and time of flight, and then comparing the values obtained experimentally with theoretical calculation via the kinematic equations.

Data and Calculations

Part B: Time for some physics!
Remember to locate the origin as described earlier.

Figure 1: Experimental setup showing initial velocity, parabolic trajectory traveled by the ball, and established coordinate system
Starting Position #1
yo= _1.05_ m
Time between photogates (sec) [calculated]
Time of Flight (sec) [calculated]
Range (m) [measured]
0.032266 s
0.462795 s
0.430 m
0.032395 s
0.46148 s
0.425 m
0.03239 s
0.4644 s
0.428 m
0.032684 s
0.465091 s
0.425 m
0.0327 s
0.461456 s
0.424 m
Average [calculated]
0.032486 s
0.4630444 s
0.4264 m

Starting Position #2 (select a new...

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