Spring 2018 PHY2400
First Report Thu 18 January 2018 Spitwad
In this lab, a basketball was tapped multiple times with a meter stick to form a constant acceleration. As a stopwatch was ticking, other students threw spitballs at the position where the basketball was at specific times. There were 5 position points marked for every second that passed. Next, the data was collected and put into a table. This table was then made into a scatter plot in MatLab. A line of best fit was added to the plot to show the average slope will be.
In the data listed below, the time variable has a step of 1 second and starts at 0.5 and has a maximum of 5.5. Therefore, the position variables are an average of the positions measured between the time intervals.
The plot listed below will be created in MatLab from the data listed in the table above. A line of best fit will also be created in the plot.