Hi, I'm new here, and this may be a stupid question, but please bear with me. In my school, we had a lab where we measured the free fall acceleration. First we dropped a ball off a certain height and timed how long it took to reach the bottom. Then we used the equation:
y = v1t + 1/2a(t^2)
Note: v1 = 0 because we just dropped it, its initial velocity was 0. Also, the acceleration is "g". So the equation became:
y = 1/2g(t^2)
So we graphed y vs (t^2) and used the slope to find the value of "g".
My question is, using the information I told you, is it possible to find the mass of the object? If so, how?
I'm thanking you for your help in advance!
The Attempt at a Solution
What i thought of doing was somehow calculating the value of the force of gravity and then use the formula:
F = m * g
and then just solve for m, but i dont know how that is applicable here.