Sometimes titled "Speeding Up & Slowing Down". In this lab you will learn to use a motion detector and computer based data collection system to study motion. You should come to understand how the shape of position vs. time graphs, velocity vs. time graphs, and acceleration vs. time graphs are related to real motions and each other.
|Cart, Collision||JE-105A-S144||1 per table|
|Fan, Dynamics Track, Battery Powered||JE-105A-S145||1 per table|
|LabPro Adapter, Dynamics Track||JE-105A-S135||1 per table|
|Sensors, Motion Detectors||JE-105A-S160||1 per table|
|Track, Dynamics Cart System, Non-Encoder||JE-105A-S146||1 per table|
|Laptops||JE-107-109 wallsafe||1 per table|
|Adapter, USB to LabPro||JE-105A-S161||1 per table|
|Adapters, Labpro Power||JE-105A-S161||1 per table|
|Adjustable Feet, Dynamics Track||JE-105A-S145||2 per table|
|Cable, Motion Detectors||JE-105A-S160||1 per table|
|End Stop, Dynamics Track||JE-105A-S145||1 per table|
|Labpros||JE-105A-S161||1 per table|
Make all connections and test. Instructors will take out computers themselves. Put out as many collision carts as possible; for the rest, use dynamic carts and make sure the plunger is pushed in all the way. Also put out wood blocks (to elevate as ramp), 4-100g and 2-50g slotted masses. Use the adjustable feet and end stop on tracks without a plunger. Level each track with the spirit level or cart-tapping method. Cords: power cord for LabPro, cord to connect motion sensor to LabPro, cord to connect LabPro to computer. Ensure tracks are level and stable, use adjustable leg.