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Projectile Motion

Use photogates to measure time of flight and the initial launch velocity of the ball and predict the range fired at an angle off the table onto the floor. Also, find the maximum range as a function of angle.

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12_Projectile_Motion_Data.cap 1.83 MB
12_Projectile_Motion.cap 1.79 MB
12_Projectile_Motion.docx 2.65 MB
12_Angle_30.jpg 97.96 KB
12_Angle_not_30.jpg 102.14 KB
12_Backstop.jpg 111.23 KB
12_Carbon_Paper.jpg 177.68 KB
12_Dot_Pattern.jpg 184.63 KB
12_Launch_Position.jpg 140.48 KB
12_Launcher.jpg 120.05 KB
12_Angle_30_close.jpg 101.82 KB
12_Projectile_Horizontal_back.jpg 65.04 KB
12_Onto_floor.jpg 138.49 KB
12_Meterstick.jpg 74.73 KB
12_Projectile_Horizontal.jpg 177.29 KB
12_Projectile_time_of_flight.jpg 203.43 KB
12_Range.jpg 87.43 KB
12_Table_Clamp.jpg 162.52 KB
12_Time_of_Flight_height.jpg 120.38 KB
12_Upper_Position.jpg 108.56 KB
12_Projectile_Motion.pdf 492.62 KB

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Comprehensive 850 Mechanics Bundle

This bundle includes all the equipment and sensors needed to perform the experiments in the Comprehensive 850 Mechanics System Experiment Manual.

Photogate Head

Photogate Head

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

Mini Launcher

Mini Launcher

The Mini Launcher launches metal spheres up to 2.0 m high to produce highly accurate and repeatable data for classroom projectile analysis.

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Comprehensive 850 Physics System

Projectile Motion