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Centripetal Force (Tube)

PHY 200 & 230

The purpose of this experiment is to measure the centripetal force (Fc) on an object moving in a circle at a constant speed and to see how this force is proportional to the square of the radius.


Name Location Quantity
Stoppers, Rubber - On a String JE-105A-X32 1 per table
Timer, - MyChron, Battery JE-105A-D62 1 per table
Centripetal Force Apparatus (CENCO) JE-105A-S11 1 per table
Meter Stick - 1.00m JE-105A-(105 Door), D98 1 per table
Ruler, Transparent, Flexible JE-105A-D90 1 per table



Use the tubular centripetal force apparatus found in D85. Make sure there are enough slotted masses in the back of the room for all students. Make sure that the room has plenty of paper and that each table has a ruler and a meter stick.

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