Mechanical Energy Balance, with Friction
Part A: Finding k using an energy balance approach
The wheels on the lab carts are designed to minimize friction forces while the cart glides
along a track. However, there is still some friction present. I
Part A: Exploring Static and Kinetic Friction Forces
In this activity you will experimentally generate a Force vs Time graph while slowly
pulling on an object and identify the static and kinetic friction forces on the graph.
Conservation of Linear Momentum
In this activity you will explore conservation of momentum during collisions of a
system of carts on a track.
Design and run experiments to explore conservation of momentum of the following
J = p = Fdt
In this activity we will examine what goes on during a collision.
Set up an experiment to compare the impulse of some different collisions between a cart
and a wall. By the end of the activity you should be able to disting
Hookes Law and Spring Constants
Part A: Finding Spring Constants
In this activity you will experimentally determine the spring constants of springs that
obey Hookes Law, F = -kx. You should also get a good sense of what different spring
Lab 1: Position, Velocity, and Acceleration for 1-D Motion
You will be using the Vernier Motion Sensor and the LoggerPro software to explore the
position, velocity and acceleration of an object undergoing one-dimensional motion. You