CollegeHigh School / Physics

Relative Motion

The purpose of this lab is to study motion relative to a moving reference frame. The velocity of a Smart Cart as measured by the cart's motion sensor is not the same as the velocity measured by the Motion Sensor mounted on a second Smart Cart with a Smart Cart Motor attached. The relative velocity is measured by the Motion Sensor and compared to the expected value.


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relative_motion_spk_S.docx 339.52 KB
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relative_motion_spk_S.pdf 368.93 KB
relative_motion_cap_S.pdf 367.84 KB
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