ConservationofMomentum#5

ConservationofMomentum#5 - Gordon Chen PHY 133- 05 10/23/08...

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Gordon Chen PHY 133- 05 10/23/08 Conservation of Linear Momentum in one Dimension In this experiment, 2 gliders come in contact on a frictionless air track. The purpose of colliding the 2 gliders is to see a change in velocity and to see how momentum is conserved. Two different experiments will be conducted to see the conservation of linear momentum. One experiment is an inelastic collision so the two gliders will stick to each other upon contact. In the second experiment, the gliders repel each other when they collide. Equations: Procedure: 1. Place the photo gate glider at one end so that it doesn’t touch the fences. 2. Place the other glider stationary somewhere in the middle of the fences. 3. Make sure the Velcro on the gliders are facing each other so that when the photo gate glider collides with the stationary glider, they stick to each other. 4. Set the computer into motion timer mode. 5. Push the photo gate glider towards the other glider and press the spacebar
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2009 for the course PHY 131 taught by Professor Rijssenbeek during the Spring '03 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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ConservationofMomentum#5 - Gordon Chen PHY 133- 05 10/23/08...

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