In this experiment we studied pendulum motion in a non-uniformly accelerating reference frame. Special notes: Prof Goldman specifically requested to not have "100" sig figs, put font on figure axes in readable size, and don't put grids on plots!
This is the template used in Physics 211 (calculus-based mechanics) as taught at Cortland High School in Cortland, NY.
The abstract should be a short 3-5 sentence paragraph. In it, you should state the hypothesis, what you did, and what you found. The abstract is meant to be a very short summary of your paper to follow. It is a good suggestion to write the abstract last in your report after you have written everything else. This will allow you to best summarize your work.
Typical derivations of kinetic theory equations often exchange the contact time of the particle on a wall with the period of the particle's motion between walls. In this paper we redefine pressure as time-dependent in order to solve this issue and show that this definition makes much more intuitive and theoretical sense than our old definition of pressure.
The viscosity of a particular fluid is an interesting parameter that plays an important role in fluid dynamics of that fluid. We chose the common household cooking item canola oil. Using a ball drop, we set out to measure viscosity at various temperatures and create a model for the viscosity of canola oil as a function of temperature, as well as an accurate measurement for viscosity at room temperature. It was found that the viscosity between 0 and 40 degrees Celsius can be approximated using an exponential function and that an estimation for viscosity at room temperature was not very difficult to obtain. The precision of this measurement was limited by uncertainty in lab equipment used to measure various quantities as well as the image analysis software we used and the limited frame-rate of our camera.