Dr. Boye Name:______________________

Physics 115 Partner:_____________________

Date:_______________________

1.
Measure
the number of strides it takes to walk 10.0 meters at a normal pace. You should be able to do this to the nearest
quarter mile. Do this twice. Calculate the average length of your stride.

Trial #1___________________ Trial #2___________________

Average length of stride: ___________________________________

2.
One
person in the group should be designated as the clapper and one as the
timer. Clapper claps loudly once and
all listen for echo. Once everyone has
a sense of the round trip time for the clap, clapper claps hand to set up
rhythm so that you hear the sound of the clap, then the echo, then the next
clap, next echo…. Equal time should
occur between each sound. As soon as
this rhythm is established, measure the time it takes for 30 claps. Do this twice. Pace the distance to the reflecting wall and record it. Calculate the speed of sound for each trial
and average them. Measure the outside
temperature and calculate the speed of sound and compare it to your measure
value.

Outside temperature __________________

Time for 30 claps __________________ __________________

Time for 1 round trip __________________ __________________

Paces to wall ___________________

Round trip distance in meters _______________________

Speed of sound ___________________ __________________

Average speed of sound ____________________________

Calculate speed of sound, using formula ___________________________

3.
What
is the percent error in your reading?
Percent error is found by dividing the absolute value of the difference
between your value and the accepted value by the accepted value and multiplying
this fraction times 100%.

Percent error ______________________

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