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## Centripetal, Tangential, and Angular Acceleration

A rod rotates in a horizontal plane, and is made to slow steadily to a stop. This setup is used to explore the different types of acceleration...

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## Friction and Newton's Laws

Coefficients of static friction and kinetic friction are determined for a block connected by a string over a pulley to a hanging mass.

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## Atwood's Machine

In a study of an Atwood’s Machine apparatus, a photogate is used to measure the velocity of both hanging masses as one moves up and the other...

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## External Force and Newton's Laws

The external force exerted by the hand through the elastic band causes the system of two carts to accelerate. The carts’ sensors are used to...

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## Newton's Third Law

In this lab, two Smart Carts exert forces on each other in a variety of situations. Each Smart Cart’s force sensor measures the force acting...

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## Inertia and Newton's Second Law

When you shake an object back and forth, you feel a “resistance” to the acceleration you are causing. We commonly refer to this as the “inertia”...

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## Force and Acceleration

A Smart Cart is accelerated by the tension in a string that goes over a pulley and has mass hanging at its other end. The Smart Cart’s sensors...

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## Newton's Second Law

The acceleration of a Smart Cart with Smart Fan Accessory is measured for varying forces, while keeping the mass constant. The Smart Fan is used...

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## Newton's First Law

The purpose of this experiment is to determine how external forces influence the motion of a Smart Cart, either by itself, or together with a...

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## Projectile Range vs. Launch Angle

Students use a Mini Launcher to measure the range of a projectile on a horizontal surface for various angles. The average range is calculated...

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