Lab - Measurement of the Moment of Inertia
Moment of Inertia
- Study measurement of the moment of inertia and compare it to its theoretical value.
- Apprise us I exp, I hoop, and I disk.
- The data helps us to get the calculation of I theoretical.
We conducted four different experiments using four different measurements. The main objective was to get I exp, and compare with I theory. This was to come after calculating the I Hoop and I disk to get the I theory for each experiment. We measured the radius of the disk and the hoop as well as mass and its acceleration in each experiment. Then we came up with I exper from the experiment in the computer. After the experiment was done, we calculated the I theoretical by calculating the I hop and I disk, and then compare them to get the different between them in each experiments.
The main objective of this experiment was measuring the period of the physical pendulum at different position of pivot point and to compare it with its theoretical value. S it’s to inform us with experiment time period to get the theoretical time period.
Here we did five experiments using five different numbers of pivot holes. We started by measuring the distance from the original to the hole of each experiment and also the length of the object too (L). Conversely, we measured the Time period for the travel of the object in each the experiment and for each different hole. After getting T exper for each experiment, we calculated the Theoretical time period by the equation. We then compared the T exper with T theor in each experiment to get the differences. By comparing the T exper and T theor, we could see the rate of the difference was not that big.