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Instantaneous and Average Speed

In this lab, students will measure a cart's average speed between photogates to observe the difference between instantaneous and average speed.

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Photogate Head

Photogate Head

Monitors the motion of objects passing through its gate, counting events as the object breaks the infrared beam.

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Source: Lab #05

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Instantaneous and Average Speed