Advanced Placement / Physics

Rotational Dynamics

In this lab, students use rotary motion sensors to determine the mathematical relationship between torque, rotational inertia, and angular acceleration of a rotating object.

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Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
B.1 3.F.2.1; 2; 3.A.1.3

Featured Equipment

Rotary Motion Sensor

Wireless Rotary Motion Sensor

The Wireless Rotary Motion Sensor measures angle, angular velocity, and angular acceleration, as well as their linear equivalents.

Super Pulley with Clamp

Super Pulley with Clamp

Upgrade force tables and inclined planes with this pulley and clamp.

Mass and Hanger Set

Mass and Hanger Set

The Mass and Hanger Set includes 4 hangers and 27 weights that range from 0.5 g to 100 g.

Pendulum Accessory

Pendulum Accessory

This pendulum accessory converts a rotary motion sensor into a pendulum.

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 #10

Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 1

Rotational Dynamics