A2 Physics C/W Ideas ?Watch
Just starting my physics practical investigation, I've decided to go with "Support of a Ball in a Jet". My basic apparatus are an Air Jet and a Ping-Pong Ball.
I made a jig that the air jet could sit in and decided to measure the height the ball gained at different angles. I measured the air flow to be 19ms. I now realise that the height will not vary from any angle between 90-40 degrees from the horizontal. My problem is what to try and look into now?
I thought about investigating why the ball drops to the floor after a certain angle, i've found this angle to be 38 degrees from the horizontal, unfortunately I don't know why this happens! I'd like some help from users of this board as to why after a certain angle the ball cannot be supported.
Ta for now, I'll post more information after I've completed a few more initial tests, help me people!
Can anyone think of other things to consider?