This system is an alternative to PASCO's standard PAScar Dynamics System. The PAscar Expanded Dynamics System includes extra equipment for additional experiments such as oscillations, friction, Hooke's Law, spring potential energy, and conservation of energy.
The Spring Cart Launcher provides an economical way to launch carts in a repeatable fashion and do energy experiments. To launch the cart, the plunger is pulled through the hole in the new endstop, compressing the spring, and then released. To add repeatability, a second endstop can be used with the supplied pin to hold the plunger at a specified compression position. Three different strength springs are provided with the Spring Cart Launcher. And since the Spring Cart Launcher rides in the cart, nearly all the energy from the spring is transferred to the cart.
All PASCO Dynamics Systems are specifically designed to accommodate sensors for computer data acquisition.
PAScars - Just like the Classic Dynamics Carts, the PAScars have:
Additional PAScar Features:
Few investments in physics lab equipment provide more learning opportunities than the PAScar Dynamics Systems -- perfect for experiments in Newton's Laws, collisions, velocity and acceleration. Get the advantages of a very low-friction apparatus without the noise and expense of air tracks. PASCO has engineered these carts with low-friction ball-bearing wheels and a spring-loaded suspension -- all to give you and your students an experience as close to friction-free as possible.
PASCO physics equipment, including the Dynamics System, is designed from the start to easily integrate our probeware, so you get high quality real-time data without the frustration. Just clip the Motion Sensor right onto the end of the track and your students will see and understand physics like never before.
And while a PAScar Dynamics System is ideal for almost every aspect of teaching mechanics, additional products can expand its use even further. Whether you to utilize it as an optics bench or provide a demonstration of Bernoulli's Principle, additional accessories allow you to tailor its use for your purposes.