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Equations of Motion

In this lab, students will generate graphs of position and velocity for a cart accelerating down an incline. Then, they'll compare their user-defined curve fits to the standard equations of motion.


Student Files

08_Equations_of_Motion_for_Constant_Acceleration_Data.cap 221.30 KB
08_Equations_of_Motion_for_Constant_Acceleration.cap 207.98 KB
08_Equations_of_Motion.docx 372.01 KB
08_Setup.jpg 103.25 KB
08_Starting_Position.jpg 141.96 KB
08_Equations_of_Motion.pdf 100.21 KB

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Comprehensive 850 Mechanics Bundle

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PASPORT Motion Sensor

The PASPORT Motion Sensor accurately measures the position, velocity, and acceleration of a target. It can be used to track the motion of balls, carts, people, and more.

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Basic PAScar Metal Track 1.2 m System

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Comprehensive 850 Physics System

Equations of Motion