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Essay title: Ball Toss Lab

Nikki Champney

Mr. DiMicco

March 3, 2008

Ball Toss Lab

Data:

Time(s) Velocity(m/s)

0.602 0.314

0.688 1.491

0.774 3.476

0.860 3.272

0.946 2.326

1.032 1.548

1.118 0.704

1.204 -0.094

1.290 -0.862

1.376 -1.628

1.462 -2.367

1.548 -3.106

1.634 -3.692

1.720 -0.828

1.806 -1.237

Graph:

Analysis:

1. a. When the ball is being tossed yet still in my hands is the part of the graph when it is increasing slowly at the beginning of the graph right before it takes the sharp turn.

b. The part of the graph when the ball is in free fall is right after the sharp curve when the graph becomes somewhat linear until the next sharp curve.

3. In the graph of the velocity vs. time I calculated the line of best fit in the free fall section of the graph.

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