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Homework Help: Force Histogram

  1. Feb 2, 2010 #1
    I am a little confused about a histogram of force measurements.

    I was asked for my physics lab to state what the vertical axis and horizontal axis represent for a histogram of force measurements?

    the physics lab consists of pulling a wooden block with a force sensor to record the tension in the pulling.

    Would the vertical axis be ---- the tension recorded by the force sensor????

    Would the horizontal axis be ---- how long the block was pulled for (time)????

    thank you :)
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  3. Feb 2, 2010 #2
    i was just looking at a histogram for population or something and im rethinking what i stated above.

    would the vertical axis be the number of measurements in the range for that category?

    would the horizontal axis be divided into the ranges (of the forces)?

  4. Feb 3, 2010 #3
    Anyone on here know anything about labeling histograms????

    anyhelp would be greatly appreciated. my prelab with this question is due tomorrow.

    thank you
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