AP Physics Slinky Velocity Lab experiment

May 15th, 2015
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Procedure - 1. The first slinky’s mass was weighed, using a scale, and its tension was measured using a force measurer 2. The slinky was stretched to 4m.

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AP Physics Slinky LabAPPhysicsSlinkyVelocityLabGroup:AsafYankilevich,LilyGreenwald,YaeliEijkenaar,MichalAntonov 2/23/15Materials Slinky Springweight Forcemeasurer MeasuringTape TimerProcedure1. The first slinkys mass was weighed,usingascale, anditstensionwasmeasuredusinga forcemeasurer2. Theslinkywasstretchedto4m.3. Thelinearmassdensitywassolvedfor,bydividingthemassbythelength. 4. Thetheoreticalvelocitywassolvedfor,usingtheequation v =ForceTension5. Theprocesswasthenrepeatedforadifferentlength(6m). 6. The actual velocity was then tested by stretching out the string to thepreferred length (4 m) and it was moved side to side to create a longitudinal wave and the period was measured. The spring was then moved up and down to create atransversalwaveandthe periodwasmeasured.7. Theprocesswasrepeatedfor6m.8. The periods of the exper

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