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lab06proc - PHYS 15200 Mechanics IUPUI Physics Department...

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PHYS 15200 Mechanics IUPUI Physics Department Lab06: Collisions Page 1 of 2 Lab 06: Collisions OBJECTIVE In this experiment you will be investigating elastic and inelastic collisions in one dimension. You will be verifying the laws of momentum and mechanical energy conservation. This experiment is adapted from Vernier Physics with Computers experiments using Logger Pro . EQUIPMENT computers dynamics cart track Vernier computer interface Logger Pro two Vernier Motion Detectors two low-friction dynamics carts with magnetic and Velcro™ bumpers PROCEDURE 1. Measure the masses of your carts and record them in your data table. Label the carts as cart 1 and cart 2. 2. Set up the track so that it is horizontal. Test this by releasing a cart on the track from rest. The cart should not move. 3. Practice creating gentle collisions by placing cart 2 at rest in the middle of the track, and release cart 1 so it rolls toward the first cart, magnetic bumper toward magnetic bumper. The carts should smoothly repel one another without physically touching. 4. Place a Motion Detector at each end of the track, allowing for the 0.4 m minimum distance
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