Serious Fun in Physics
In yesterday’s Physics I lab (Forces & Motion with Dr Hugh Crowl) in honor of Halloween, postbac and undergrad students built a trebuchet and launched pumpkins outside Dickinson Science Building. Breaking into teams, each team focused on measuring specific data: angle, velocity, range and timing among others. Careful measurements of each pumpkin taken beforehand factor in to the final result: measuring the effect of air resistance.
An annual campus spectator sport, it’s always exciting when one hits an unintended arboreal target- click on the picture to see a 30 second video of the best launch of the day.