Allows students to measure angular velocity, acceleration, centripetal forces, and other full range of motion experiments.
See the Buying Guide for this item's required, recommended, and additional accessories.
Measure angle and angular velocity or measure distance and linear velocity using the rack or the pulley. This sensor is also bi-directional, indicating the direction of motion.
- Conservation of Angular Momentum
- Rotational Inertia of Disk and Ring
- Rotational Inertia of Point Mass
- Force vs. Displacement
- Acceleration of Cart with Massive Pulley
- Tension vs. Angle
- Simple Harmonic Motion
How It Works
The 6.35 mm diameter, dual ball-bearing shaft extends from both sides of the unit and provides an excellent platform for rotational experiments. The rod clamp (which can be attached on three sides of the sensor) allows the unit to be mounted in almost any orientation. A three-step pulley and a mount for the PASCO Super Pulley make it easy to perform torque experiments.
The heart of the sensor is an optical encoder. Since this is a digital technology, there is no drift or cumulative error; zero always indicates the same point. The resolution, 1° or 0.25°, is software-selectable.
|Optical Encoder||Bidirectional, indicates direction of motion|
|Connector||Dual stereo phone plug for 850, 550, and ScienceWorkshop interfaces|
|Three-step Pulley||10, 29 and 48 mm diameter|
|Dimensions||10 cm x 5 cm x 3.75 cm, 6.35 mm diameter shaft|
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 »
ScienceWorkshop Sensors and PASPORT Interfaces
Most of PASCO's ScienceWorkshop sensors may be used with our PASPORT interfaces by using the correct adapter. Learn more about our analog and digital PASPORT adaptors in the following guide:
|Linear Motion Accessory||CI-6688A||$63|
|Chaos/Driven Harmonic Accessory||CI-6689A||$144|
|Mini Ballistic Pendulum Accessory||ME-6829||$119|
|3-Step Pulley for Rotary Motion Sensor||CI-6693||$19|
|A-Base Rotational Adapter||CI-6690||$72|