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Demo: Newton's First Law Using Smart Fan Carts

Two Smart Fan Carts attached by a string oppose each other with no net force, sitting still. Then two Fan Carts oppose each other with no net...

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Demo: Newton's Second Law (Push-Pull Force Sensor)

According to Newton’s Second Law, force is proportional to acceleration. Push and pull on the cart’s force bumper with different amounts...

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Demo: Newton's Second Law (Hanging Mass)

Attach a string to the force sensor on the cart and put a mass hanging over a pulley to pull the cart on a level track. The force and acceleration...

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Demo: Newton's Second Law (Fan)

The Smart Fan Cart is set on one thrust setting and the mass of the car is varied, yielding different accelerations. Then the Smart Fan Cart...

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Demo: Newton's Third Law (Force Vectors)

Two Smart Carts with Vector Displays are placed at rest with their rubber bumpers against each other. The forces are equal and opposite on two...

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Demo: Newton's Third Law (Fan Cart)

Demonstrate which way the Smart Fan Cart moves without the sail. Then demonstrate the Smart Fan Cart does not move when the fan blows into the...

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Demo: Impulse and Force

While viewing the Force on Smart Cart Vector Display, the cart collides with the end stop with the magnetic bumper and then with an added paper...

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Demo: Collisions

Collide two Smart Carts of equal mass: As viewed on the Vector Displays, the forces are equal and opposite and the accelerations are equal and...

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Demo: Simple Harmonic Motion

A Smart Cart with Smart Vector Display is attached to a spring on an incline. Mark the equilibrium point. View and compare the velocity, acceleration,...

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Demo: Buoyant Force

Demonstrate two ways of determining the buoyant force on a submerged object: (1) Buoyant Force = Weight – Apparent Weight; (2) Buoyant Force...

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