Paper on Non Intuitive Results Of Simple Experiments

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Running head: NON INTUITIVE RESULTS OF SIMPLE EXPERIMENTS1Non Intuitive Results Of Simple ExperimentsNameInstitution Affiliation
NON INTUITIVE RESULTS OF SIMPLE EXPERIMENTS2INTRODUCTIONExperiments are essential in the study of the physics course in the planet. They involve criticalobservation of day to day phenomenon under controlled conditions. The results of some thesimple physics experiments are based on strong fundamentals thus they are not intuitive(W.TGriffith 8).This paper elaborates on the experimental results used in determining the accelerationof a particular ball thrown up when its instantaneous vertical velocity is zero and the time takenby a pair of balls with different initial horizontal velocities to land on the ground when they arethrown off from the same plane surface. Are these results really non-intuitive? Variousperspectives discussed later in this paper will try to shade light on the answer to this question.Physics experiments results should be non-intuitive since they try to prove the theoretical ideas.THROWING A BALL UPWARDSIt is a common day to day phenomenon that objects thrown upwards normally fall back tothe ground. What “miracle “happens? Why don’t they just move upwards to infinity height?However, analysis of the results in this experiment elaborate how the ball velocity changes andhow high the ball can go hence explaining the non-intuitivity of the results (Conrad, 2015). In thisexperiment close attention should be considered when dealing with the direction of accelerationand velocity vectors.To begin with, the change in velocity can be determined precisely in this experiment. Letassume the ball was tossed up at an initial velocity of 20 m/s. Gravity is the main force acting onthis ball producing a downward acceleration of around 9.8 m/s which we will round off to 10m/sfor convenient calculation purposes. The gravity acceleration is in opposite direction to theinitial of the ball therefore the velocity of the ball reduces by 10 m/s for every second. Thereforethe instantaneous velocity of the ball is easily determined, for instance our ball here will have a
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