When comparing the average speed results from part two of the lab and the definition of acceleration, you find similarities between the two. First, average speed is distance divided by time, and we use it to describe the motion of an object moving at changing speeds. We can see this from our lab results from… View Article

# Acceleration Essay Topics

Measurement of Free-Fall Acceleration

Introduction Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), the man first accredited with the correct notion of free-fall with uniform acceleration, stated that ‘if one were to remove entirely the resistance of the medium, all materials would descend with equal speed.’ Today, this statement holds true for all objects in free-fall near the Earth’s surface. The purpose of this… View Article

Seek feedback from people that you know about a task that you regularly carry out. This might be a task that you carry out at work. If so, you should seek feedback from employees, clients and colleagues. Alternately, this might be a task you carry out in your day-to-day life, such as driving a car… View Article

Abstract The moment of inertia, or also known as the rotational inertia, is the rotational analog of a rigid body to a linear or an angular motion. It is one of the fundamentals of the dynamics of rotational motion. The moment of inertia must always be in a specified chosen axis of rotation. The point… View Article

Background Acceleration is constant at 9.8 m/s2 because of the force of gravity. For experiment 1 the velocity will be calculated by measuring “x” and “y” and using the combined x & y equations to solve for Vo. Vo= x⌠g/2y. For experiment 2 the range equation for distance x=R is applicable since the launch and… View Article

1. Marissa’s car accelerates uniformly at a rate of +2.60 m/s2. How long does it take for Marissa’s car to accelerate from a speed of 24.6 m/s to a speed of 26.8 m/s? 2. A bowling ball with a negative initial velocity slows down as it rolls down the lane toward the pins. Is the… View Article