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Use a motion sensor to determine the influence of force in the motion of an object, and that an object’s motion is unchanged in the absence of an external force.
This experiment investigates the concepts surrounding Newton's First Law of Motion. Students observe a simple cart and track system to determine the influence of force in the motion of an object, and how the absence of an external force means an objects motion is unchanged.
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
Dynamics track end stop
Mass and hanger set
Super pulley with clamp
String ~ 1 m
This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.