Advanced Placement / Physics

Momentum And Impulse

In this lab, students use a motion sensor, force sensor, and dynamics system to investigate the relationship between the change in momentum of a cart undergoing a collision and the impulse imparted to the cart to change its momentum, and then use their data to establish a measurement-based relationship between change in momentum and impulse.


Student Files

09_Momentum_and_Impulse_013-14563A-CS.cap 9.36 KB
09_AP1_Momentum_and_Impulse_S.docx 257.29 KB
09_AP1_Momentum_and_Impulse_S.pdf 496.01 KB
09_Momentum_and_Impulse_013-14563A-SV.spk2 4.65 KB

Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
2.4 3.D.2.3; 4

Featured Equipment

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.

Dynamics Track Rod Clamp

Track Rod Clamp

Fastens to the T-Slot of a Dynamics track and accepts a 1/2 inch rod.

Discover Collision Bracket

This bracket fastens to the T-Slot of a dynamics track and securely holds the Force Sensor for measuring collisions with a cart.

Basic Smart Cart PAStrack System

The Basic Smart Cart/PAStrack system is made up of Wireless Smart Carts and a plastic track without the accessories package.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #09

Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 1

Momentum And Impulse