Advanced Placement / Physics

Rotational Statics

In this lab, students use a force sensor and tension protractor to demonstrate that the sum of the forces acting on an object in static translational equilibrium is equal to zero, and the sum of the torques acting on an object in static rotational equilibrium is equal to zero.

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Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
B.1 3.F.1.1; 2; 3; 4; 5

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Force Acceleration Sensor

Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor

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

Tension Protractor

Tension Protractor

A spring scale and a protractor integrated into one device. Perfect for vector analysis of forces.

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Source: Lab #11

Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 1

Rotational Statics