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Projectile Range vs. Launch Angle

Students use a Mini Launcher to measure the range of a projectile on a horizontal surface for various angles. The average range is calculated...

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Acceleration on an Inclinded Track

The purpose of this lab is to study the relationships between position, velocity and acceleration for a Smart Cart moving up and then down an...

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Freefall of a Picket Fence

A picket fence is dropped through a photogate and the slope of the graph of average velocity versus time gives the acceleration of the falling...

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Acceleration Due to Gravity

The purpose of this lab is to measure the acceleration of a cart moving down an incline, and compare the measured value to the theoretical.

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Equations of Motion for Constant Acceleration

The motion of a Smart Cart as it accelerates down an incline is measured using Capstone software. Graphs of position and velocity are studied...

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Motion with Constant Acceleration

Position and velocity vs. time are graphed for a Smart Cart with a Smart Fan Accessory moving with constant acceleration along a dynamics track....

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Instantaneous and Average Velocity and Speed

Velocity, speed, and position vs. time are graphed for a Smart Cart moving up and down an inclined track. Software tools are used to find instantaneous...

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Graph Matching

This activity uses PASCO's MatchGraph! software. The purpose of this activity is to explore graphs of position vs. time and velocity vs. time....

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Uncertainty and Error Analysis

In this lab, you will learn to observe and record the uncertainty in measuring the diameter and circumference of four different sized disks.

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Introduction to Measurement

The purpose of this experiment is to measure the period of a simple pendulum and to use scientific methods to determine the relationships between...

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