Impulse and Momentum
The impulse-momentum theorem relates impulse, the average force applied to an object times the length of time the force is applied, and the change in momentum of the object: F t = p F t = mv f mvi F t = mv Here we will only consider m
In this lab, I will collect position, velocity and acceleration data of a cart going down a ramp as
well as a ball going down a ramp and then falling to calculate the relationship of gravity on an
incline. This will be done via the applic
Phys 2015 Lab 4A and 4B
I will collect force and acceleration data for a cart as it is moved back and forth. I will compare
force vs. time and acceleration vs. time graphs.I will analyze a graph of force vs. acceleration
and I wil
I will measure a carts momentum change and compare to the impulse it receives. I will compare
average and peak forces in impulses.
computer dynamics cart and track
Vernier computer interface clamp
Logger Pro elastic cord
2015 Lab 11
OBJECTIVES: I will be introduced to the concept of torque. I will investigate how force,
distance, and angles are related.
MATERIALS: Force probe, meter sticks, ring stand, string, clamps, hanging mass, 100 g mass,
a hand level.
Phys 2015 Lab 12
I will measure the position and velocity as a function of time for an oscillating mass and spring
system. I will compare the observed motion of a mass and spring system to a mathematical
model of simple harmonic motion. I will
I will explore Archimedes Principle. I will discover what makes an object float or sink. I will
understand what density is. I will compare densities of different materials.
2015 Lab 10
I will measure centripetal acceleration on a record turntable. I will determine the relationship
between centripetal acceleration, radius, and angular velocity. I will determine the direction of
I will use a Temperature Probe to record the cooling process of hot water. I will test Newtons
law of cooling using your collected water temperature data. I will use Newtons law of cooling to
predict the temperature of cooli