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Work and Power: Staircase

PHY 100 & 103

Students calculate the work done and the rate at which work is done as they walk and run up a staircase. They will do this by measuring the time it takes to move up the staircase, the height of the staircase, and the weight of the subject. Handout used is "Experiment 10: Work and Power".


Name Location Quantity
Timer, - MyChron, Battery JE-105A-D62 1 per table
Meter Stick - 1.00m JE-105A-(105 Door), D98 1 per table
Ruler, Transparent, Flexible JE-105A-D90 1 per table


Make sure that the room has plenty of paper and that each table has a ruler and a meter stick. Along with the initial apparatus set-up, supply a sufficient number of the appropriate paper procedure handouts for all of the lab sections that will use the set-up over the course of the week. Print the PDF, duplicate to double-sided pages, staple, and leave pile on instructor's table prior to first use of set-up.

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