The complete solution for studying the velocity and angular displacement of a pendulum using PASCO sensors & equipment. This complete solution is designed for use with PASCO Capstone Software.
- 1x PASPORT Rotary Motion Sensor
- 1x Mini Launcher
- 2x Photogate Head
- 1x Photogate Mounting Bracket
- 1x Mini Ballistic Pendulum Accessory
- 1x Large C Clamp (6 Pack)
- 1x 45 cm Stainless Steel Rod
PASCO’s Rotary Motion Sensor is the heart of this modern approach to a classic physics experiment. The Mini Launcher (ME-6825B) fires a steel ball into the foam catcher of the Ballistic Pendulum Accessory (ME-6829) mounted on the Rotary Motion Sensor. The Rotary Motion Sensor measures the angular displacement of the pendulum and it is plotted in real-time in PASCO Capstone.
There is no need to catch the pendulum at its maximum height because the angle is continuously measured. Using the analysis tools in PASCO Capstone, students can find the maximum angle.
Using Conservation of Momentum and Conservation of Energy, students can determine the initial speed of the ball as it leaves the projectile launcher. The initial speed of the ball is confirmed by using two photogates to time the flight of the ball for a short distance.
- Modern approach to a classic experiment
- View graph of entire pendulum swing
- Conservation of momentum
- Conservation of energy
This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »
This product requires a PASCO Interface to connect to your computer or device. We recommend the following option(s). For a breakdown of features, capabilities, and additional options, see our Interface Comparison Guide »
|Ballistic Pendulum Experiment||English||19.65 MB|
|PASPORT Rotary Motion Sensor||Russian||593.51 KB|
|Photogate Head ME-9498A||Russian||433.17 KB|
|Photogate Head ME-9498A||Russian||433.24 KB|
|Mini Ballistic Pendulum Accessory Manual||English||589.02 KB|
|Mini Launcher Manual - ME-6825A||English||808.17 KB|
|Mini Launcher Manual - ME-6825B||English||2.19 MB|
|PASPORT Rotary Motion Sensor Manual||English||588.17 KB|
|Photogate Head Manual||English||483.59 KB|
|Photogate Mounting Bracket Manual||English||57.75 KB|
|Photogate Mounting Bracket Manual||English||38.67 KB|
|Replacement Plumb Bobs Manual||English||165.81 KB|