PHY 2091-01 Introduction The purpose for this experiment was to determine the centripetal force acting on a metal bob revolving on a Beck centripetal force apparatus. The mass, radius, and time for completing one rotation were measured and used to calculate the centripetal force. Weight of masses hanged on the metal bob was calculated and used to determine the static centripetal force. Calculated centripetal force and static centripetal force were then compared.
The results obtained from the experiment are shown below: Data analysis The calculations are as shown below: Percent error in radius Percent error ...