A student must use an object attached to a string to graphically determine the gravitational field strength near Earth’s surface. The studen

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A student must use an object attached to a string to graphically determine the gravitational field strength near Earth’s surface. The student attaches the free end of the string to the ceiling and pulls the object-string system so that the string makes an angle of 5 degrees from the object’s vertical hanging position. The student then releases the object from rest and uses a stopwatch to measure the time it takes for the object to make one complete oscillation. Which of the following is the next step that will allow the student to determine the gravitational field strength?
А) Repeat the experiment by adding additional mass to the object for multiple trials
B) Repeat the experiment by changing the length of the string for multiple trials
C) Repeat the experiment by changing the angle that the string makes with the object’s vertical hanging position
D) Repeat the experiment by measuring the time it takes to make two oscillations, three oscillations, and additional oscillations for multiple trials

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Calantha 3 days 2021-07-22T14:51:42+00:00 1 Answers 3 views 0

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    2021-07-22T14:53:33+00:00

    Answer:

    B) True. By changing the length get a different period and with a graph you can find the best value of the gravity pull

    Explanation:

    The student is reacting a simple pendulum experiment where he can determine the value of the relationship of gravity with the expression

                  T = 2π \sqrt{\frac{L}{g} }

    let’s analyze each statement

    A) False. The mass is not a paramer of the period expression

    B) True. By changing the length get a different period and with a graph you can find the best value of the gravity pull

    C) False. The angle while it is small does not influence the period

    D) True. By changing the number of oscillations the period does not change, so you can get the value of the pull of gravity.

    We can see that the expressions B and d are true, the most exact value is obtained using procedure B since the graphs allow to reduce the errors

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