General Physics Lab: Torque and Equilibrium

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Equipment and setup

  • Equipments requireded in this experiment are (see Figure 1): Meter stick, knife-edge clamp, 2 hanger clamps, support stand, hanging masses (0.1kg, 0.2kg, and unknown). Laboratory balance.
  • Figure 2,3 and 4 show the examples for part I,II and III respectively.
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TA Notes
  • Perform the experiment ahead of time!
  • Remind students the readings on the meterstick are not values of the levle arm. They need to do some calculations according to the figures on the mannual.

Data, Results and Graphs

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Lab Manual

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