# Physics Essay Examples

Theory The aim of this experiment is to investigate the one dimension motion of an object so as to obtain the acceleration due to gravity, g. The object used in the experiment is a basketball which is dropped from a parking garage and then below a sonic ranger. Since acceleration...

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1) Define “centripetal force”. How is it related to “centrifugal force”? Centripetal force is the force that keeps objects moving at a uniform speed along a circular path. This is directed along a circle's radius, towards the center of the circle away from the object. Centrifugal force is the lack...

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Supposing that the measurement of time was less by a tenth, 0.1seconds, then the new value of g would be given as shown in the table below. Original time (s)  Time less by 0.1 (s)  Original  New 1.55 1.45 9.406 10.7491 1.48 1.38 10.318 11.8673 1.54 1.44 9.53 10.8989 1.52...

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Question One The equation derived in the lab manual is hereby recalled as; a=(F_M-F_m)/(M+m) =(Mg-mg)/(M+m) =[(M-m)/(M+m)]g Therefore to determine whether this equation makes sense, we will equate each of the masses to zero. Experimentally, when one mass is equated to zero, say, by removing all the pennies in one mass,...

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The aim of the unbalanced forces experiment is to study and analyze how an unbalanced forces effects an object. To achieve this objective, the Atwood Machine is used to where a set of pennies are placed in either masses of the machine. The Atwood Machines uses the principle of the...

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The video provides a basic summary of Newton’s Laws of Motion and Forces. The video first starts with a basic question, “What is it that causes an object to speed up?” The answer given is that “force” is the only thing that can cause an object to accelerate. The video...

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Isaac Newton first published his Universal Law of Gravity in the journal, Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, in July of 1687. The story goes that one day, Newton was sitting underneath an apple tree when an apple suddenly fell to the ground. He considered the problem with this, wanting to understand...

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Theory The primary aim of this lab is to determine the correlation that exists between centripetal force, mass, and velocity of an object that is experiencing centripetal acceleration. The object will always be changing direction while maintaining its movement in its circular path. Centripetal force is the term used to...

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With respect to bonding theories, the Lewis model, valence bond theory, and molecular orbital all define a single chemical bond in different ways. In the Lewis model a single bond consists of two electrons which are shared by two atoms. In valence bond theory a single bond is two orbital's...

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Question one The lab involves a demonstration to help in gaining experience in working with vector quantities. The lab adds several factors to form one resultant vector. The instrument that is used is called the Force Table. The Force Table has pulleys, a ring, and a pair string. To the...

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1) A solid sphere has a radius of 5 cm and a mass of 350 grams. What is its average density? A hollow sphere has the same radius and mass. What is its average density? a) Average density solid sphere= 〖Mass〗_TOTAL/〖Volume〗_TOTAL = (350 grams)/((4/3)*π*5^3 〖cm〗^3 )= 0.668 grams/〖cm〗^3 b) Average...

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Question 1 According to Newton’s First law, a body will remain in a state of rest or uniform motion, unless it is acted upon by an external force (“S-Cool, the revision website). In this case, the mass is in an uniform motion which means that there is no acceleration. Since...

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X-ray are classified and outlined as an electromagnetic type of waves. They transmit high energy hence can pass through molecular substance. As a result, the energy makes them critical especially when it comes to medical applicability. More importantly, the waves find high usability in industrial processes especially in packaging of...

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INTRODUCTION Circular motion is where the motion of the object moves about an axis. When the axis of the motion is within the body, then the circular motion is referred to as the rotation. When the axis of motion is outside the bound, then the circular motion is referred to...

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Essence: The motion of a body can be determined by comparing it either to a fixed reference or moving reference point. In this specific experiment, the motion of the body is measured relative to a fixed reference point which contains a sensor. The sensor sends pulses to cardboard reflector which...

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The space shuttle Endeavor is among the retired space shuttles of the NASA. The space shuttle Endeavor flew its first mission in May 1992 on mission STS-49 while its last mission was in May 2011 on mission STS-134. In total, it had served 25 missions of NASA’s Space Transportation System...

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Theory Energy forms one of the most basic concepts in the field of science. It is the ability with which a given system or performs its work. Energy has been subdivided into various forms such as mechanical and electrical energy. Mechanical energy can further be grouped into two distinct categories...

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Adrian Bejan was invited to a TEDx MidAthlantic to talk about his concept regarding the physics that rules nature and society. In numerous examples the speaker outlines the various effects explained with physics and its basic principles to be used in predicting the development of some points under scrutiny. He...

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1) Define “moment of inertia”. What is the formula for the moment of inertia for a point particle? What is the formula for a thin ring rotating around its center? For a flat disk? Explain why the moment of inertia is smaller for a disk versus a ring. The moment...

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One of the article "Dehydration Melting At The Top Of The Lower Mantle." Suggests evidence of large water reservoirs trapped inside the transition layer of the earth sub surface. The study by Brandon Schmandt argues that there are the huge water reservoirs that could be the cause of dehydration melting...

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From the analysis of this lab, we can conclude that the impulse-momentum theory is correct. One way to compare the values of the launch portion and the landing portion was finding the percentage difference multiplied by 100%. Percentage wise the error was 1.5%. The values were close undoubtedly proving the...

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Understanding how alternative energy such as wind, coal, solar and nuclear plant are generated and transmitted into our homes is usually a concern of most people. To begin with, it is important to understand that the generation of any form of alternative power begins from the power plant where water...

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The primary objective of this lab is to verify the generalized work-energy theorem. In this lab, we shall also look at the Newton Second Law a little bit laying more emphasis on the energy that is involved. Energy is part of essential theories in science. From the study of the...

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The video, “Frames of Reference (1960),” provides a very detailed explanation as well as numerous examples as to how we view the world through different points of view. The video and the instruments that were used were very outdated but it was fascinating to see how such things could be...

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Theory According to Isaac Newton in his second law he stated when a pull or a push acts on a given object the object will accelerate in the same direction as to where the force is coming from. He expressed relationship using the following formula; ∑F=ma In the equation above,...

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