Development of gravity acceleration measurement
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On Earth all objects have a weight which Earth's mass exerts on them to downward force of gravity. The weight of an object can find something's weights in Newton unite. It calculated on multiply the mass in kilograms by the acceleration of gravity in the units of meters/seconds2. The purpose of this study was to design and develop an experimental setup for measuring the gravity acceleration. It involved designing by using free-fall motion method in vacuum tube based on digital Technology and photo gate sensor, measured the velocity of the ball object. The data were analyzed by Microsoft Excel. The value of gravity acceleration obtained at 9.617 m/s2 from the experiment set up. The value from the experiment was compared with the obtained from true value at Bangkok, Thailand. It found the error at 1.697 %. The assessment of the quality used a questionnaire for data collection. Five content experts in Physics teaching evaluated it. That found mean 4.89. The results of the study revealed that the experimental set up were excellent quality of and high efficiency. So that, this experiment suitable to be used in physics classroom.
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