Advanced Placement / Physics

Work And Kinetic Energy

In this lab, students use a photogate and dynamics system to investigate the relationship between the change in kinetic energy of an object experiencing a non-zero net conservative force and the work done by that net force on the object, and then use their data to establish a measurement-based relationship between work and kinetic energy.


Student Files

07_Work_and_Kinetic_Energy_013-14561A-CS.cap 6.57 KB
07_AP1_Work_and_Kinetic_Energy_S.docx 533.95 KB
07_AP1_Work_and_Kinetic_Energy_S.pdf 745.06 KB
07_Work_and_Kinetic_Energy_013-14561A-SV.spk2 2.48 KB

Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
2.3 4.C.2.1; 2

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Source: Lab #07

Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 1

Work And Kinetic Energy