Advanced Placement / Physics

Coefficients Of Friction

In this lab, students use a motion sensor and a force sensor to determine the static and kinetic friction coefficients between two contacting surfaces.


Student Files

04_Coefficients_of_Friction_013-14558A-CS.cap 13.58 KB
04_AP1_Coefficients_of_Friction_S.docx 263.51 KB
04_AP1_Coefficients_of_Friction_S.pdf 535.51 KB
04_Coefficients_of_Friction_013-14558A-SV.spk2 9.80 KB

Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
2.2 3.C.4.1;2

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Motion Sensor

Wireless Motion Sensor

The Wireless Motion Sensor uses ultrasound to measure the position, velocity, and acceleration of objects.

Force Acceleration Sensor

Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor

The Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor simultaneously measures force, acceleration, and rotational velocity without the inconvenience of wires.

Discover Friction Accessory

Discover Friction Accessory

Four plastic trays with unique surfaces (cork, felt, and 2 plastic) to use with dynamics carts and sensors.

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Source: Lab #04

Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 1

Coefficients Of Friction