Advanced Placement / Physics

Two-Dimensional Motion: Projectiles

Students use a photogate and mini launcher to measure the variables that affect the two-dimensional motion of a projectile launched horizontally,...

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Advanced Placement / Physics

Coefficients of Friction

Students use a Smart Cart to determine the static and kinetic friction coefficients between two contacting surfaces.

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Advanced Placement / Physics

Atwood's Machine

Students use a photogate and pulley system to determine the mathematical relationship between the acceleration of an Atwood’s machine, the...

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Advanced Placement / Physics

Newton's Second Law

Students use a Smart Cart to determine the relationship between a system’s mass, acceleration, and the net force being applied to the system.

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Advanced Placement / Physics

Graphical Analysis: Motion

Students measure the position and velocity of a cart on a track to determine the graphical relationship between position, velocity, and acceleration...

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Advanced Placement / Physics

Planck's Constant

Students use a voltage sensor and an AC/DC electronics laboratory to measure the turn-on voltage of various colors of LEDs and then plot the...

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Advanced Placement / Physics

Series and Parallel Capacitors

Students use a capacitance meter to measure the equivalent capacitance in simple series and parallel circuits and determine the equivalent capacitance...

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Advanced Placement / Physics

Magnetic Field Strength

Students use a 3-axis magnetic field sensor and the AC/DC electronics laboratory to determine how the strength of the magnetic field at the center...

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Advanced Placement / Physics

Interference and Diffraction

Students shine laser light through a double-slit aperture onto paper, measure the distances between the maxima of the resulting interference...

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Advanced Placement / Physics

Fluid Dynamics

Students determine the relationship between the velocity of a water stream as it leaves the nozzle at the bottom of a water column and the height...

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