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Young physicists now know how to calculate the accleration due to gravity!


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As young physicists, we determined the acceleration due to gravity by dropping a ball from an intial velocity of 0 m/s from a distance of 2.78 meters. We did multiple trials for trial 1 the time it took fort he ball to drop is .63 seconds, for trial 2 the time it took the ball to hit the ground was .60 seconds, and lastly for trial 3 the time it took was .65 seconds. To determine the accelration of each trial we used the formula d=(vi)(t) + (1/2) (a)(t)^2 , we then isolated a and got the answer of 14.00 m/s^2 for trial 1 and for trial 2 the acceleration was 15.4 m/s^2 and for trial 3 the acceleration was 13.2 m/s^2. This shows that acceleration can easily be found by using kinematic equations as long as you have 3 parts of it, you can solve for the other 2.

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