Ballistic Pendulum Accessory - ME-9892

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Overview

The Ballistic Pendulum Accessory uses a Rotary Motion Sensor to measure the speed of the catcher assembly immediately after the collision, as well as the maximum height to which the pendulum swings. The Rotary Motion Sensor can also be used to measure the rotational inertia of the pendulum, for detailed study of the collision using conservation of angular momentum.

The rigid pendulum can be attached to the Rotary Motion Sensor at two locations (at the end of the rod and at its center) to vary the Rotational Inertia. In addition, the included Ballast Mass can be added to the end of the pendulum to increase the inertia. The Rotary Motion Sensor can also be mounted with its rotation axis vertical, allowing the pendulum to swing around in a horizontal circle, to study collisions without involving gravity and changes in potential energy.

The initial launch velocity of the ball can be calculated using projectile motion, or measured directly using photogates (not included).

The Ballistic Pendulum Accessory (ME-9892) is an accessory for the:

Includes

  • Pendulum Arm with Catcher
  • Ballast Mass
  • Steel Ball
  • Buying Guide

    1394
    ME-6800
    Projectile Launcher
    1
    1346
    ME-9472
    Large Table Clamp
    1
    1808
    ME-8738
    90 cm Stainless Steel Rod
    1
    Required
    Projectile Launcher   ME-6800
    Large Table Clamp   ME-9472
    90 cm Stainless Steel Rod   ME-8738
    1264350
    PS-2120A
    PASPORT Rotary Motion Sensor
    1
    1385
    CI-6538
    Rotary Motion Sensor
    1
    Required - One of the following
    PASPORT Rotary Motion Sensor   PS-2120A
    Rotary Motion Sensor   CI-6538