Showing 39 experiments that use the Smart Cart (Red).

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Archimedes’ Principle

In this lab, the buoyant force on an object is measured by taking the difference between the object's weight in air, and its apparent weight...

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Oscillation of a Cart and Springs

The period of oscillation of the cart and spring system is measured using the Smart Cart Position Sensor. The effect on the period is investigated...

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Impulse and Momentum

A cart with a bumper runs down a track and collides with the end stop. The cart experiences a variable force during the time of the collision,...

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Conservation of Momentum

Elastic and inelastic collisions are performed with two Smart Carts of different masses. Magnetic bumpers are used in the elastic collision and...

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Work-Energy Theorem

A Force Sensor is used to measure the changing force applied by the stretched elastic cord, while the Smart Cart records its resulting velocity....

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Hooke's Law

A Smart Cart is used to measure a spring’s force vs. position as a spring is stretched. According to Hooke’s law, the negative of the slope...

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Conservation of Energy on an Inclined Track

As the cart rolls freely up and then back down the track, mechanical energy changes form from kinetic energy to gravitational energy, and then...

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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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