Lab 5 Linear Momentum

University Physics with Modern Physics with Mastering Physics (11th Edition)

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Energy Conservation PHY133 - Classical Physics I Laboratory Conservation of Momentum In this experiment, we study linear momentum conservation in one dimensional collisions using the air track. In addition, we study the nature of the principle of action-reaction. Using two gliders to collide under varying conditions, we test the validity of several ideas: 1. The center of mass of a system initially at rest remains at rest when no external force acts on it. 2. Linear momentum is conserved. 3. Each action has an equal and opposite reaction (Newton's Third Law). NOTE: Perform collisions with glider(s) moving SLOWLY (no more than 0.5 m/s) . If there is an audible "clank" or scratching (caused by a glider coming into contact with the air track) you will have introduced an external force and possibly damaged the equipment. Equipment 1 air track 1 glider with photogate additional weighted gliders with Velcro tape 1 light sensor 1 interface box 1 computer with timing program
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