Linear Momentum Lab
In this lab you are using the Physics Aviary Impulse Version 2 Lab Simulation:
Go to the above listed url and click on the center of the rectangular box on the
page. The variables in this experiment are listed as mass of Wally the astronaut
), magnitude of propulsion force from fire extinguisher (F
) and duration of
propulsion force from fire extinguisher (time,
All variables are easily located on screen with up or down arrows to adjust each
Follow the instructions provided and click on ‘Begin’
Be aware that photogate time is the time for Wally to travel between the two
vertical red lines which symbolize two photogates.
In this momentum experiment, why should you shut off the fire extinguisher
before Wally reaches the first photogate red line?
Which of Newton’s three laws of motion are in effect here?