Featured in PASCO’s Advanced Physics Teacher Guide
This manual features over 30 College Board curriculum and AP Physics exam inspired lab activities.
Use a force sensor to examine the relationship between force and speed for an object in circular motion.
You will be given material to investigate the dynamics of uniform circular motion. By holding the radius and spinning mass constant throughout the experiment, the relationship between force and speed can be examined.
Conduct an experiment to:
- Derive a relationship between the force and velocity of a mass in uniform circular motion.
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Spinning the rubber stopper in a horizontal circle with a constant radius, a constant mass, and a constant velocity.
- Graphing the Force versus Time for several revolutions.
- Measuring the average force for those revolutions.
- Measuring the velocity for those revolutions.
- Creating a graph of Force versus Velocity.
- Creating a new "linearized" graph by plotting Force versus Velocity2.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Designed to measure both pulling and pushing forces. Uses range from collisions to tug-of-war.
The kit allows students to feel the change in centripetal force as key variables are manipulated.
14 cm long and 9.5 mm diameter mounting rod fits most lab clamps and is threaded to screw into the Super Pulley.
Attach to tables, shelves, or ring stands. Also use it as a versatile rod stand.
Durable String - 1.5 m
Rubber Stopper with Hole, Size 10
The Associated Bundle:
This bundle contains the probeware needed to perform all 37 lab activities in the Advanced Physics lab manual.