The experimental objective for Lab 6: Acceleration Due to Gravity, was to find a precise value for the acceleration due to gravity using the method of free fall and the swinging pendulum method. For part A of the lab, a steel ball was dropped from an electromagnet landing on a reaction pad. While falling, a photogate was placed at certain heights recording the time over a distance in seconds and meters. The photogate measured the time from when the ball passed the photogate to when the ball landed on the reaction pad. For any free falling object, mass Continue reading...