Advanced PlacementCollegeHigh School / Physics

Graphical Analysis: Motion

Students measure the position and velocity of a cart on a track to determine the graphical relationship between position, velocity, and acceleration versus time graphs.


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01_AP1_Graphical_Analysis_Motion_S.docx 743.87 KB
01_AP1_Graphical_Analysis_Motion_GI.docx 532.38 KB
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Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
2.1 3.A.1.1; 3.A.1.2; 3.A.1.3

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Four-Scale Meter Stick

Four Scale Meter Stick

A convenient measuring device that includes four different metric scales of various precision.

End Stops

Dynamics Track End Stop (2 Pack)

Replacement end stops for the Dynamics Tracks.



Connect two 0.5m length tracks and use with dynamics carts to study motion.

Smart Cart (Red)

Smart Cart (Red)

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Advanced Physics 1 Lab Manual

Graphical Analysis: Motion