Demo: Newton's First Law Using Vector Display
This demonstration uses a Smart Cart Vector Display to see the forces and accelerations.
A body at rest remains at rest: Put masses in the cart, jerk the track, and the cart stays at rest. A body in motion remains in motion: Push the Smart Cart with a Vector Display on a level track. The force and acceleration only show on the display when being pushed. A body in motion remains in motion unless acted upon by an external net force: Push the cart on a level track but put an obstacle in the cart's way. The force/acceleration is in the forward direction while being pushed and then the force/acceleration is backward and constant after the cart’s initial collision with the obstacle.
Source: Smart Cart Demos
Sign In to your PASCO account to access teacher files and sample data.
The Blue Smart Cart Demonstration Kit comes with a Blue Smart Cart and all the accessories you need to perform amazing physics demonstrations in kinematics and dynamics.
The Red Smart Cart Demonstration Kit comes with a Red Smart Cart and all the accessories you need to perform amazing physics demonstrations in kinematics and dynamics.
The Smart Cart Vector Display adds visual vectors to your Smart Cart for Force, Acceleration, or Velocity. Connect to the Smart Cart’s accessory port to Visualize vectors in real time!
Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.
Copyright © 2020 PASCO