Year 12 Mechanics Simultaneous Fall Experiment:


Purpose:

  • The purpose of this experiment is to show that two balls of fall at the same rate, regardless of horizontal velocity.


Equipment:

  • Simultaneous fall apparatus
  • Two ball bearings

Method:

  • flick the lever and one ball bearing falls straight down and the other is given a horizontal velocity. Both hit the ground at the same time.
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Pitfalls / causes of error

  • ensure the simultaneous fall apparatus is level and well secured to the retort stand.

Resources


Model data:

  • N/A

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