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Force Tables

PHY 100 & 103

The purpose of this experiment is to demonstrate methods for adding vectors. Students use the force table to experimentally find a equilibrant force equal in magnitude and 180 degrees opposite the vector sum.


Name Location Quantity
Force Tables JE-105A-S12,18,24,30,36,42 1 per table
String, Misc. JE-105A-S70,D70,D71 3 per table
Meter Stick - 1.00m JE-105A-(105 Door), D98 1 per table
Ruler, Transparent, Flexible JE-105A-D90 2 per table
Protractor JE-105A-D90 2 per table


Only three strings and pulley's should be attached to the force table. Remove the fourth and store safely in the stockroom, but re-attach before putting away the tables after use.

Make sure there are four strings on each force table when you reattach!

Make sure that the room has plenty of paper and that each table has two SAFE-T rulers and a meter stick. Along with the initial apparatus set-up, supply a sufficient number of the appropriate paper procedure handouts for all of the lab sections that will use the set-up over the course of the week. Print the PDF, duplicate to double-sided pages, staple, and leave pile on instructor's table prior to first use of set-up.

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