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Determining G lab deliverable (Eric and Ryan)


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Breaking news out of Irondeqouit High School! Students in Mr. Fullerton's Regents Physics class, using nothing but stopwatches, measuring sticks and a basketball,measured the acceleration due to gravity. Their first order of business was to drop the ball a meter high off of the ground. They then recorded the time it took for the ball to drop to the floor. Using their vast knowledge of physics, they calculated the acceleration of the drop using the formula D=Vit+1/2at(t). Already knowing the distance, initial velocity, and time of the drop, they quickly calculated the acceleration. However, their results were less than optomistic, as their percent errors fell between 41% and 54%. The equipment they used were the most likely cause for such a miscalculated acceleration!

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