PHYSICS211 University of Illinois Air Track Pre Lab Questions

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Five question about the air track, I will send you the picture about the question and lab manual.

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Physics'211'Lab:'The'Air'Track'Pre3Lab'Questions! Print!out!this!sheet!and!answer!the!questions!or!answer!them!on!a!separate!sheet.!! Bring!your!answers!to!class.!!The!answers!will!be!graded!0/0.5/1!as!usual.! ! 1. Look!at!figure!1!in!The!Air!Track!section!of!the!Lab!Manual.!!Explain!how!we! can!connect!a!measurement!of!the!height!of!the!cart!at!the!top!of!the!track!to! the!speed!of!the!cart!at!the!bottom!of!the!track.! ! ! ! ! ! 2. How!does!the!lab!manual!suggest!we!measure!the!speed!of!the!cart?! ! ! ! ! ! 3. When!we!work!with!potential!energy!it!is!important!to!define!a!zero!point!for! the!potential!energy!function.!!Where!would!the!logical!place!be!to!set!the! zero!point!in!this!experiment?! ! ! ! ! ! 4. Testing!conservation!laws,!like!energy!conservation,!can!be!very!tricky,! because!if!there!is!a!small!difference!in!your!measurement!of!total!energy!at! two!points!in!time!it!is!hard!to!discern!whether!this!difference!is!due!to!a!true! violation!of!energy!conservation!or!the!inevitable!uncertainties!in!your! measurements.!!What!do!you!think!will!be!the!three!most!important! contributions!to!the!uncertainty!in!your!measurements!for!this!experiment?! ! ! ! ! ! 5. Do!you!think!it!would!be!possible!to!test!energy!conservation!by!starting!the! cart!at!the!bottom!of!the!track,!giving!it!a!push,!measuring!its!speed!and!then! determining!the!maximum!height!that!it!reaches?!!Why!or!why!not?! ...
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Air track section
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AIR TRACK SECTION

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Physics Pre-lab questions

1. Look at figure 1 in The Air Track section of the Lab Manual. Explain how we can
connect a measurement of the height of the cart at the top of the track to the speed
of the cart at the bottom of the track.
The speed of the cart is directly proportional to its height at the top of the track. This is
because the speed of the cart is directly influenced by the acceleration due to gravity
caused by the hanging mass. Therefore, the greater the height of the cart at the top of the
air track the greater th...

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