Lab Report Physics Essay

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PHYSICS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Would your results be the same if you had used the duct tape side of the block instead of the wood? Explain.

The results would not be the same since duct tape has a different friction from wood. This is because wood has a more uneven and rough texture, while duct tape is smoother.

If all 4 sides of the block (ignoring the 2 ends of the block) were the SAME material, would it matter which side you placed the block on? Explain why or why not.

No, it wouldn’t matter because the friction is the same. This is because the mass has not changed, and the material has also not changed.

Should your results for be the same for each trial, or different? Explain.

The results should be the same because the material and mass is still the same. Since friction is the same for each the result, the coefficient of friction in each of the trials should match. However, the experimental values were different due to human error.

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