Rotary Motion Sensor: Centripetal Acceleration Accessory
Centripetal acceleration accessory for a rotary motion sensor with three block parts for setting the channel at different angles (10, 15, and 20 degrees).
The blocks have an inset where you can place a mass that acts as a counter-balance. You will need a small ball that is able to roll along the channel, a 3.1 cm diameter mass, Rotary Motion Sensor, and a rod stand.
- Attach a block on the axle of a Rotary Motion Sensor.
- Attach the channel to the block.
- Spin the system up - observe that the ball remains at the top of the channel, and slowly rolls down as the system loses energy.
- Place a ball on the channel and spin the system up.