This is a simple experiment, where I would like to teach students how they can quantitatively study a power law and determine the exponent in the power lab. Students will also learn about making log plots, curve fitting and as a bonus, they will realize that craters on planetary surfaces are important and interesting objects to study!
|Sample Results||Plot of log of energy versus log of diameter|
|Version||Version 2021-1; 25 February 2021|
Further Readings and References
- Crater formation in the laboratory: An introductory experiment in error analysisAmerican Journal of Physics, J.C. Amato and R.E. Williams, 66, 141, (1998).