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 rotary motion sensor to investigate factors that define and affect spinning objects.
Students investigate factors that define and affect spinning objects by:
- Defining and exploring the concept of rotational inertia I.
- Understanding how torque causes angular acceleration.
- Establishing and understanding equations that define rotational motion and how they relate to the equations for linear (translational) motion.
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures using a rotating platform and a pulley system to generate the torque:
- Changing the torque by changing the mass (and hence the force), on the pulley.
- Changing the lever arm by using a larger pulley.
- Changing the rotational inertia by changing the distance of the masses on the rotating platform from the axis of rotation.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Put a new spin on many common experiments with this highly versatile sensor.
Designed to work with Rotary Motion Sensors to perform rotational inertial, conservation of angular momentum, and pendulum experiments.
The Large Base and Support Rod includes built-in leveling screws and an aluminum rod that is 12.7 mm (1/2 in.) in diameter and 45 cm long.
Polycarbonate mass hangers with steel posts and "holed' masses that will not fall off. 4 hangers and 27 weights ranging from 1/2 g to 100 g.
Stainless Steel Caliper
String - 1.5 m
The Associated Bundle:
This bundle contains the probeware needed to perform all 37 lab activities in the Advanced Physics lab manual.