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Use two photogates to learn how two independent motions, horizontal and vertical, are descriptions of the motion of a projectile.
This experiment illustrates projectile motion as the sum of two independent motions, horizontal and vertical. Students:
Students will gain experience conducting the following procedures:
Digital extension cable (optional)
Time of flight pad
Photogate mounting bracket
Carbon paper (optional)
Large table clamp
Metric tape measure
Tape ~ 1 roll
Pencil or pen
Sheet of white paper ~ 10
This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.