Centripetal, Tangential, and Angular Acceleration
A rod rotates in a horizontal plane, and is made to slow steadily to a stop. This setup is used to explore the different types of acceleration involved in this motion: centripetal, tangential, and angular acceleration.
A Rotary Motion Sensor measures angular velocity, and a Wireless 3-Axis Acceleration Sensor/Altimeter attached to the end of the rod measures both centripetal and tangential acceleration at this outer radius.PreviewDownload
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This system provides a complete set of labs for mechanics, heat, light, sound, and electromagnetism.
The 550 is fast, powerful, and incredibly affordable. It offers half the ports and many of the same features as our 850 Interface in a smaller package.
The Wireless 3-Axis Acceleration/Altimeter can remotely log acceleration in three dimensions and altitude, making it ideal for recording data during roller coaster rides.
The PASPORT Rotary Motion Sensor measures position, velocity, and angular and linear acceleration.
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.
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