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Position, Velocity, and Acceleration of Cart on Track

PHY 100 & 103


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.


Name Location Quantity
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.

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