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Shane Cavanaugh September 20, 2001 Physics I. Introduction A. Experiment number: 2-1. Title: “Measuring Length.” B. N/A. C. N/A. D. To measure the length, width, and the height of a wood block and a physics book, derive the volume of the two objects, then find the thickness of 1, 50, 75, and 100 pages of the physics book. II. Data A. See attached sheet. III. Results/Analysis A. See attached sheet. B. See attached sheet. C. See attached sheet. IV. Graphs A. N/A. B. N/A. V. Sample Calculations A. V=l x wx h V=volume (cm3), l=length (cm), w=width (cm), h=height (cm) t=T/n t=average thickness of a single page (mm), T=cumulative thickness of pages (mm), n=number of pages being measured VI. Discussion Neglecting the inaccuracy of the procedure to measure, the thickness of a single page in the physics book is the same throughout. VII. Conclusion The volume of the wood block and the physics book were obtained by measureing the length, width, and height with a meter stick. The results were rounded to the nearest millimeter and recorded on table entitled “Data and Observations.” These results were used to obtain the volume of the objects. The average thickness of a single page was obtained by measuring the thickness of 50, 75, and 100 pages and comparing the divisions of the respective measurements. The average thickness of a single page was found to be around 0.06 millimeters.