Advanced Placement / Physics

RC Circuits

Students use a voltage sensor and a current sensor with the AC/DC electronics laboratory to determine how the potential differences across the...

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Advanced Placement / Physics

Capacitor Fundamentals

Students use a digital capacitance meter and construct capacitors from aluminum foil and paper to determine how physical properties of a parallel-plate...

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Advanced Placement / Physics

Electromagnetic Induction

Students use voltage sensor to measure the maximum emf induced in a coil as a permanent magnet is dropped through it. Students vary the number...

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Advanced Placement / Physics

Buoyant Force

Students use the Smart Cart force sensor to measure the buoyant force on a metal cylinder lowered into a fluid and then determine the relationship...

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Advanced Placement / Physics

Hydrostatic Pressure

Students use a pressure sensor to measure the static pressure at different depths in a column of water and use their data to determine the mathematical...

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High School / Physics

Demo: Differences between Velocity and Acceleration

This demonstration uses the Smart Cart Vector Display to show the direction of the acceleration and the velocity of the cart.

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High School / Physics

Demo: Independence of x- and y-Projectile Motion (Level Track)

Push the Smart Ballistic Cart on a level track and the ball is shot up and caught. Then put a tunnel (made from a plastic trash can) over the...

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High School / Physics

Demo: Independence of x- and y-Projectile Motion (Uphill)

Push the Smart Ballistic Cart on a level track: The ball is shot and caught. Then push the cart on a level track but put a friction block in...

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High School / Physics

Demo: Independence of x- and y-Projectile Motion (Downhill)

Push the Smart Ballistic Cart on a level track: The ball is shot and caught. Then attach a string to the cart and put a mass hanging over a pulley...

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High School / Physics

Demo: Newton's First Law Using Vector Display

This demonstration uses a Smart Cart Vector Display to see the forces and accelerations.

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