You are now ready to use your motion detector!

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "You are now ready to use your motion detector!"

Transcription

1 Introduction to Motion: Position vs. Time graphs and Velocity vs. Time graphs Introduction: In this lab you will use a motion detector to make graphical representations of position and motion. The motion sensor emits sound pulses and detects their echoes (i.e. reflections) off an object. Using the speed of sound in air, the computer calculates and records distances from the detector to the object as a function of time. You will practice making and interpreting position vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs for motions along a straight line (back and forth) path. Equipment: Motion detector LabQuest interface Procedure: Setting up the motion detector and LoggerPro software 1) Plug the motion detector into the LabQuest interface 2) Plug the LabQuest into your computer 3) On your computer, under Applications, choose Logger Pro 4) You should have a screen like this, with data columns, a position graph, and a velocity 5) Choose the Data Collection button which looks like this: 6) Under Length, enter 6 seconds. Click Done You are now ready to use your motion detector! 1

2 Activity 1: Making a position vs. time graphs for different walking speeds and directions MOVE THROUGH THIS ACTIVITY QUICKLY Part I: Practice 1) To collect data, you must click on the Start Collection, button which looks like this: 2) Press the Start Collection button, and move toward and away from the motion detector. Notice the points being collected on the graph. 3) Make sure you have a clear path of about 4 meters in front of your motion detector. Clear away anything that might be near the path, because they may reflect the signal and create noise in your results. 2

3 Name Period Date Motion Detector Activity 2: Moving at a non- constant speed For straight- line motion, the slope of the position- time graph represents velocity. When velocity is constant the graph is a straight line. o Try to match the following curved graphs. o Then describe how you had to move to match the graph. o Use words like: Faster / slower Increasing speed / Decreasing speed Going toward / Going away a. b. move to match this curve: c. d. move to match this curve: e. f. move to match this curve: 3

4 Activity 3: Velocity Time graphs Part I. Graph Matching o For each of the following, you are given either a position- time graph or a velocity- time graph. o Use a different color or a dotted line to make a prediction of what you think the matching graph will be. o Then use the motion detector to generate the graph you see, and check your answer for the other graph. Set A: DO NOT SKIP THE PREDICTION! move to match this velocity velocity (m/s) Set B: move to match this velocity velocity (m/s) 4

5 Set C: move to match this velocity velocity (m/s) Set D: move to match this velocity velocity (m/s) 5

6 Set E: move to match this position velocity (m/s) Set F: move to match this velocity velocity (m/s) 6

7 Set G: move to match this velocity velocity (m/s) Part II. Questions 1. For set F, what must you do in the middle of your motion? (In other words, what happens when the velocity- time graph crosses over the x- axis? 2a. In general, what does it mean if a position- time graph is getting steeper? 2b. What does it mean if a position- time graph is getting shallower (less steep)? 7

8 3a. Sketch what a velocity- time graph looks like if you are moving in the positive direction and speeding up? 3b. Sketch what a velocity- time graph looks like if you are moving in the negative direction and speeding up? 4. What units does the slope of a velocity vs. time graph have? (remember: rise/run) 5. What does a position- time graph look like if you turn around and go the other direction? 6. What does a velocity- time graph look like if you turn around and go the other direction? 7. Describe in words how you would move to create the graph on the right. 8. The velocity- time graph for two different carts is shown below (Cart A and Cart B). Draw position- time graphs for both. What do you think is different about the motion of the two carts? velocity (m/s) A B 8

Name: Physics 203/207. Motion Detector Lab. Motion Detector

Name: Physics 203/207. Motion Detector Lab. Motion Detector Name: Physics /7. Introduction: In this lab you will use a motion detector, hooked up to a computer to gain experience in interpreting position vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs. The motion detector

More information

Graph Matching. LabPro & Computer OBJECTIVES MATERIALS

Graph Matching. LabPro & Computer OBJECTIVES MATERIALS Graph Matching LabPro & Computer 1 One of the most effective methods of describing motion is to plot graphs of position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time. From such a graphical representation, it is

More information

1 One Dimensional Horizontal Motion Position vs. time

1 One Dimensional Horizontal Motion Position vs. time PHY115 Experiment 1 One Dimensional Horizontal Motion Position vs. time One of the most effective methods of describing motion is to plot graphs of distance, velocity, and acceleration vs. time. From such

More information

Name: Date: Period: Physics 1 Lab 1.1. Graph Matching

Name: Date: Period: Physics 1 Lab 1.1. Graph Matching Name: Date: Period: Physics 1 Lab 1.1 Graph Matching One of the most effective methods of describing motion is to plot graphs of position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time. From such a graphical representation,

More information

1 One Dimensional Horizontal Motion Position vs. time Velocity vs. time

1 One Dimensional Horizontal Motion Position vs. time Velocity vs. time PHY132 Experiment 1 One Dimensional Horizontal Motion Position vs. time Velocity vs. time One of the most effective methods of describing motion is to plot graphs of distance, velocity, and acceleration

More information

Motion Detector Lab: Part II

Motion Detector Lab: Part II Motion Detector Lab: Part II Dr. Campbell Name: Block: Lab Partner(s): Date(s): Introduction In this lab you will use a motion detector, hooked up to a computer to gain experience in interpreting position

More information

Graph Matching. walk back and forth in front of Motion Detector

Graph Matching. walk back and forth in front of Motion Detector Experiment 1 One of the most effective methods of describing motion is to plot graphs of distance, velocity, and acceleration vs. time. From such a graphical representation, it is possible to determine

More information

GRAPH MATCHING EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS

GRAPH MATCHING EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS GRAPH MATCHING LAB MECH 6.COMP. From Physics with Computers, Vernier Software & Technology, 2000. Mathematics Teacher, September, 1994. INTRODUCTION One of the most effective methods of describing motion

More information

Physics 1020 Experiment 3. Acceleration of Falling Objects

Physics 1020 Experiment 3. Acceleration of Falling Objects 1 2 Part I: Introduction In this experiment you will study the motion of a falling ball which experiences constant acceleration. You will use a Motion Detector to measure the position of the ball as a

More information

WEEK 2: INTRODUCTION TO MOTION

WEEK 2: INTRODUCTION TO MOTION Names Date OBJECTIVES WEEK 2: INTRODUCTION TO MOTION To discover how to use a motion detector. To explore how various motions are represented on a distance (position) time graph. To explore how various

More information

THE MOVING MAN: DISTANCE, DISPLACEMENT, SPEED & VELOCITY

THE MOVING MAN: DISTANCE, DISPLACEMENT, SPEED & VELOCITY Name: Section: 1 2 3 4 THE MOVING MAN: DISTANCE, DISPLACEMENT, SPEED & VELOCITY Background Remember graphs are not just an evil thing your teacher makes you create, they are a means of communication. Graphs

More information

Physics 1050 Experiment 2. Acceleration Due to Gravity

Physics 1050 Experiment 2. Acceleration Due to Gravity Acceleration Due to Gravity Prelab Questions These questions need to be completed before entering the lab. Please show all workings. Prelab 1: For a falling ball, which bounces, draw the expected shape

More information

Graphing Your Motion

Graphing Your Motion Name Date Graphing Your Motion Experiment 33 Graphs made using a Motion Detector can be used to study motion. In this experiment, you will use a Motion Detector to make graphs of your own motion. OBJECTIVES

More information

Lab 1- Introduction to Motion

Lab 1- Introduction to Motion Partner : Purpose Partner 2: Lab - Section: The purpose of this lab is to learn via a motion detector the relationship between position and velocity. Remember that this device measures the position of

More information

POSTLAB TO WEEK 2: INTRODUCTION TO MOTION

POSTLAB TO WEEK 2: INTRODUCTION TO MOTION Names Date POSITION TIME GRAPHS POSTLAB TO WEEK 2: INTRODUCTION TO MOTION Answer the following questions in the spaces provided. 1. What do you do to create a horizontal line on a position time graph?

More information

Physics 200B, Fall 2015 Lab 1: Introduction to motion

Physics 200B, Fall 2015 Lab 1: Introduction to motion Physics 200B, Fall 2015 Lab 1: Introduction to motion OVERVIEW The study of motion and its mathematical and graphical representation is known as kinematics. In this lab you will examine several ways that

More information

INTRODUCTION TO MOTION

INTRODUCTION TO MOTION Name: Introduction to Motion, p. 1/1 INTRODUCTION TO MOTION Topic: Motion along a straight line (a.k.a. 1D kinematics) Objectives: To learn how to use the motion detector and associated software To explore

More information

Date Course Name Instructor Name Student(s) Name. Motion experiment

Date Course Name Instructor Name Student(s) Name. Motion experiment Date Course Name Instructor Name Student(s) Name Motion experiment One of the most effective methods of describing motion is to plot graphs of position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time. From such a

More information

Graphing Motion Lab 2

Graphing Motion Lab 2 Graphing Motion Lab 2 Investigation 2: Velocity-Time Graphs of Your Motion Name Date Period Purpose To see the connection between velocity and your actual motion and how your motion looks as a velocity-time

More information

College Physics I Lab 1: Motion

College Physics I Lab 1: Motion THE MOTION DETECTOR College Physics I Lab 1: Motion Taner Edis and Peter Rolnick Fall 2016 This lab is not a true experiment; it will just introduce you to how labs go. You will perform a series of activities

More information

SESSION ONE: DESCRIBING MOTION WITH WORDS AND GRAPHS

SESSION ONE: DESCRIBING MOTION WITH WORDS AND GRAPHS SESSION ONE: DESCRIBING MOTION WITH WORDS AND GRAPHS Distance vs. Time Graphs of Your Motion In this session you will examine two different ways that the motion of an object can be represented graphically:

More information

LAB 1: INTRODUCTION TO MOTION

LAB 1: INTRODUCTION TO MOTION Name Date Partners V1 OBJECTIVES OVERVIEW LAB 1: INTRODUCTION TO MOTION To discover how to measure motion with a motion detector To see how motion looks as a positiontime graph To see how motion looks

More information

Save your work often. NADN ID: guest49 Section Number: guest. All Team Members: Your Name: 1D Kinematics via Graphs

Save your work often. NADN ID: guest49 Section Number: guest. All Team Members: Your Name: 1D Kinematics via Graphs Save your work often. NADN ID: guest49 Section Number: guest All Team Members: Your Name: SP211 Lab: 1D Kinematics via Graphs Version: August 26, 2010 1D Kinematics via Graphs Introduction Graphical analysis

More information

Lab 05: Work and Energy

Lab 05: Work and Energy OBJECTIVE Lab 05: Work and Energy In this experiment you will be verifying the relationship between the work done by a conservative force on an object and the change in its total mechanical energy. This

More information

PRE-LAB PREPARATION SHEET FOR LAB 1: INTRODUCTION TO MOTION

PRE-LAB PREPARATION SHEET FOR LAB 1: INTRODUCTION TO MOTION Name Date PRE-LAB PREPARATION SHEET FOR LAB 1: INTRODUCTION TO MOTION (Due at the beginning of Lab 1) Directions: Read over Lab 1 and then answer the following questions about the procedures. 1. In Activity

More information

Modeling Human Walking: Position and Velocity Graphs

Modeling Human Walking: Position and Velocity Graphs HPP A3v1 Modeling Human Walking: Position and Velocity Graphs In this activity we will investigate the relationship between position-time graphs and velocitytime graphs for a walking person. Materials

More information

Lab 3 Motion in One-Dimension Part 1: Position and Velocity, Intro to Graphical and Statistical Analysis

Lab 3 Motion in One-Dimension Part 1: Position and Velocity, Intro to Graphical and Statistical Analysis Lab 3 Motion in One-Dimension Part 1: Position and Velocity, Intro to Graphical and Statistical Analysis Objectives: To obtain an understanding of position and velocity for one-dimensional motion To understand

More information

Laboratory 2: Motion in One Dimension: Velocity

Laboratory 2: Motion in One Dimension: Velocity Phys 131L Fall 01 Laboratory : Motion in One Dimension: One of the goals of classical mechanics is to determine the position of an object as time passes. A useful quantity in this context is the object

More information

Physics 1020 Experiment 2. Motion in One Dimension

Physics 1020 Experiment 2. Motion in One Dimension 1 2 Introduction to Motion in 1D Three types of graphs can be used to represent the motion of an object in one dimension. Those are: position vs. time (x vs. t), velocity vs. time (v vs. t) and acceleration

More information

PHYSICS 220 LAB #1: ONE-DIMENSIONAL MOTION

PHYSICS 220 LAB #1: ONE-DIMENSIONAL MOTION Name: Partners: PHYSICS 22 LAB #1: ONE-DIMENSIONAL MOTION Bats navigate in the dark with spectacular speed and agility by emitting a series of supersonic calls, which echo back and warn them of obstacles.

More information

LAB 3: VELOCITY AND ACCELERATION GRAPHS (TPL1)

LAB 3: VELOCITY AND ACCELERATION GRAPHS (TPL1) LAB 3: ELOCITY AND ACCELERATION GRAPHS (TPL1) Goals: Investigate acceleration vs. time graphs Predict acceleration graphs from velocity graphs Investigate acceleration as slope of velocity vs. time graph

More information

UNIT 5 SESSION 1: FORCE AND MOTION

UNIT 5 SESSION 1: FORCE AND MOTION Name Date Partners UNIT 5 SESSION 1: FORCE AND MOTION A vulgar Mechanik can practice what he has been taught or seen done, but if he is in an error he knows not how to find it out and correct it, and if

More information

Experiment P-2 Walking Analysis

Experiment P-2 Walking Analysis 1 Experiment P-2 Walking Analysis Objectives To learn about motion parameters. To study the motion parameters of walking. Modules and Sensors PC + NeuLog application USB-200 module NUL-213 Motion logger

More information

ONE DIMENSIONAL MOTION

ONE DIMENSIONAL MOTION Name: One-Dimensional Motion, p. 1/13 Topic: Motion along a straight line (a.k.a. 1D kinematics) Objectives: To learn how to use the motion detector and associated software To explore graphical representations

More information

Static and Kinetic Friction

Static and Kinetic Friction Static and Kinetic Friction Computer 12 If you try to slide a heavy box resting on the floor, you may find it difficult to get the box moving. Static friction is the force that is counters your force on

More information

Air Resistance. Palm OBJECTIVES MATERIALS

Air Resistance. Palm OBJECTIVES MATERIALS Air Resistance Palm 13 When you solve physics problems involving free fall, often you are told to ignore air resistance and to assume the acceleration is constant. In the real world, because of air resistance,

More information

Physics 1050 Experiment 5. Momentum and Impulse

Physics 1050 Experiment 5. Momentum and Impulse Momentum and Impulse Prelab Questions These questions need to be completed before entering the lab. Please show all workings. One cart is pushed towards another stationary cart. They collide, stick, and

More information

KINEMATICS: THE BOUNCING BALL

KINEMATICS: THE BOUNCING BALL KINEMATICS: THE BOUNCING BALL 8/02 Name: Partner: Section: Date: PURPOSE: To understand the graphical relationships between displacement, velocity and acceleration: slopes and derivatives, areas and integrals.

More information

INVESTIGATION 1: VELOCITY AND ACCELERATION GRAPHS

INVESTIGATION 1: VELOCITY AND ACCELERATION GRAPHS Physics 200 Lab 2: Changing Motion Objectives To understand the meaning of acceleration, its magnitude and its direction To discover the relationship between velocity and acceleration graphs To learn how

More information

Activity P04: Position, Velocity and Acceleration Graphs (Motion Sensor)

Activity P04: Position, Velocity and Acceleration Graphs (Motion Sensor) Activity P04: Position, Velocity and Acceleration Graphs (Motion Sensor) Concept DataStudio ScienceWorkshop (Mac) ScienceWorkshop (Win) Linear motion P04 Motion Graphs.DS P05 Position, Velocity, Acceleration

More information

INTRODUCTION TO MOTION

INTRODUCTION TO MOTION July 7 - Introduction to Motion Name Date Partners INTRODUCTION TO MOTION Slow and steady wins the race. Aesop s fable: The Hare and the Tortoise OBJECTIVES To explore how various motions are represented

More information

Experiment 2 -part 1A MOTION: Distance Graphs

Experiment 2 -part 1A MOTION: Distance Graphs Experiment 2 -part 1A MOTION: Distance Graphs EQUIPMENT Motion detector Notebook Motion program INTRODUCTION In this investigation, you will use a motion detector to measure how you move. As you walk (or

More information

Evaluation copy. Falling Objects. computer OBJECTIVES MATERIALS

Evaluation copy. Falling Objects. computer OBJECTIVES MATERIALS Falling Objects Computer 40 Galileo tried to prove that all falling objects accelerate downward at the same rate. Falling objects do accelerate downward at the same rate in a vacuum. Air resistance, however,

More information

Back and Forth Motion. Evaluation copy

Back and Forth Motion. Evaluation copy Back and Forth Motion Computer 2 Lots of objects go back and forth; that is, they move along a line first in one direction, then move back the other way. An oscillating pendulum or a ball tossed vertically

More information

UNIFORMLY ACCELERATED MOTION

UNIFORMLY ACCELERATED MOTION Name: Book: Period: Due Date: Lab Partners: UNIFORMLY ACCELERATED MOTION Purpose: To investigate experimentally and graphically the properties of uniformly accelerated motion. Procedure: 1. Elevate the

More information

Static and Kinetic Friction

Static and Kinetic Friction Static and Kinetic Friction Experiment 12 If you try to slide a heavy box resting on the floor, you may find it difficult to get the box moving. Static friction is the force that is counters your force

More information

Experiment: Static and Kinetic Friction

Experiment: Static and Kinetic Friction PHY 211: General Physics I Lab page 1 of 6 PCC-Cascade OBJECTIVES Experiment: Static and Kinetic Friction Use a Force Sensor to measure the force of static friction. Determine the relationship between

More information

Lesson Plan 6 Motion Sensors

Lesson Plan 6 Motion Sensors Lesson Plan 6 Motion Sensors Background The goal of this lesson is for students to experiment with motion sensors, their limitations, and how they can be used to determine position, velocity, and acceleration.

More information

FREE FALL. Introduction. Reference Young and Freedman, University Physics, 12 th Edition: Chapter 2, section 2.5

FREE FALL. Introduction. Reference Young and Freedman, University Physics, 12 th Edition: Chapter 2, section 2.5 Physics 161 FREE FALL Introduction This experiment is designed to study the motion of an object that is accelerated by the force of gravity. It also serves as an introduction to the data analysis capabilities

More information

Static and Kinetic Friction

Static and Kinetic Friction Static and Kinetic Friction Experiment 12 If you try to slide a heavy box resting on the floor, you may find it difficult to get the box moving. Static friction is the force that is counters your force

More information

Static and Kinetic Friction

Static and Kinetic Friction Dual-Range Force Sensor Static and Kinetic Friction Computer 12 If you try to slide a heavy box resting on the floor, you may find it difficult to get the box moving. Static friction is the force that

More information

Understanding Motion

Understanding Motion Understanding Motion Objectives: Experimental objective Students will interpret motion graphs (position vs. time and velocity vs. time) and attempt to accurately replicate the motion described in the graphs.

More information

Static and Kinetic Friction

Static and Kinetic Friction Static and Kinetic Friction Computer 12 If you try to slide a heavy box resting on the floor, you may find it difficult to get the box moving. Static friction is the force that counters your force on the

More information

Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion

Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion Computer 17 We can describe an oscillating mass in terms of its position, velocity, and acceleration as a function of time. We can also describe the system from an energy

More information

PLOTTING DATA AND INTERPRETING GRAPHS

PLOTTING DATA AND INTERPRETING GRAPHS PLOTTING DATA AND INTERPRETING GRAPHS Fundamentals of Graphing One of the most important sets of skills in science and mathematics is the ability to construct graphs and to interpret the information they

More information

Lab 1a: Experimental Uncertainties

Lab 1a: Experimental Uncertainties Physics 144 Chowdary How Things Work Spring 2006 Name: Partners Name(s): Lab 1a: Experimental Uncertainties Introduction Our first exploration today is intended to introduce you to the true nature of experimentation:

More information

Representations of Motion in One Dimension: Speeding up and slowing down with constant acceleration

Representations of Motion in One Dimension: Speeding up and slowing down with constant acceleration Representations of Motion in One Dimension: Speeding up and slowing down with constant acceleration Name: Group Members: Date: TA s Name: Apparatus: Aluminum track and supports, cart, motion sensor, and

More information

Newton s Second Law. Evaluation copy

Newton s Second Law. Evaluation copy Newton s Second Law Experiment 4 INTRODUCTION In your discussion of Newton s first law, you learned that when the sum of the forces acting on an object is zero, its velocity does not change. However, when

More information

Introduction to the Vernier Photogate Using LabQuest App

Introduction to the Vernier Photogate Using LabQuest App Introduction to the Vernier Photogate Using LabQuest App The purpose of this document is to provide a tutorial on the use of Vernier Photogates with LabQuest App data-collection software. This combination

More information

CBL Lab GRAPHING YOUR MOTION MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM. Math 7 & 8. Florida Sunshine State Mathematics Standards

CBL Lab GRAPHING YOUR MOTION MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM. Math 7 & 8. Florida Sunshine State Mathematics Standards MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM Math 7 & 8 CBL Lab Florida Sunshine State Mathematics Standards GRAPHING YOUR MOTION John Klimek, Math Coordinator Curt Witthoff, Math/Science Specialist Ray Baker Superintendent

More information

Unit 2 Kinematics Worksheet 1: Position vs. Time and Velocity vs. Time Graphs

Unit 2 Kinematics Worksheet 1: Position vs. Time and Velocity vs. Time Graphs Name Physics Honors Pd Date Unit 2 Kinematics Worksheet 1: Position vs. Time and Velocity vs. Time Graphs Sketch velocity vs. time graphs corresponding to the following descriptions of the motion of an

More information

LAB 3: VELOCITY AND ACCELERATION GRAPHS

LAB 3: VELOCITY AND ACCELERATION GRAPHS Goals: LAB 3: VELOCITY AND ACCELERATION GRAPHS Investigate acceleration vs. time graphs Predict acceleration graphs from velocity graphs Investigate acceleration as slope of velocity vs. time graph Part

More information

Lab 1: Motion x(t)è v(t)è a(t)

Lab 1: Motion x(t)è v(t)è a(t) PS 12A Names: Lab 1: Motion x(t)è v(t)è a(t) In this first lab we will look at the motion of some different objects. We are interested in how we can represent the motion in a variety of ways. This will

More information

7.1 Represent and Reason a) The bike is moving at a constant velocity of 4 m/s towards the east

7.1 Represent and Reason a) The bike is moving at a constant velocity of 4 m/s towards the east PUM Physics II - Kinematics Lesson 7 Solutions Page 1 of 7 7.1 Represent and Reason a) The bike is moving at a constant velocity of 4 m/s towards the east b) For the same motion, a position versus time

More information

Evaluation copy. Centripetal Acceleration on a Turntable. computer OBJECTIVES MATERIALS

Evaluation copy. Centripetal Acceleration on a Turntable. computer OBJECTIVES MATERIALS Computer 20 Centripetal Acceleration on a Turntable As a child, you may remember the challenge of spinning a playground merry-go-round so you could scare the unfortunate riders as they traveled around

More information

Homework 1- Introduction to Motion

Homework 1- Introduction to Motion Name: Homework 1- Section: In your first Minilab, you will be introduced to a device called a motion detector. Our detectors use sound waves to measure how far away an object is at any given point in time.

More information

PHY 221 Lab 3 Vectors and Motion in 1 and 2 Dimensions

PHY 221 Lab 3 Vectors and Motion in 1 and 2 Dimensions PHY 221 Lab 3 Vectors and Motion in 1 and 2 Dimensions Print Your Name Print Your Partners' Names Instructions Before lab, read the Introduction, and answer the Pre-Lab Questions on the last page of this

More information

Energy of a Free Rolling Cart on an. Inclined Plane

Energy of a Free Rolling Cart on an. Inclined Plane Energy of a Free Rolling Cart on an Inclined Plane When a frictionless cart is projected up an inclined plane, the cart slows down until it reaches the top of its path and then speeds up on its way back

More information

Kinematics 1D ~ Lab. 4. What was the average speed of the truck for the six seconds? show your work here.

Kinematics 1D ~ Lab. 4. What was the average speed of the truck for the six seconds? show your work here. Kinematics 1D ~ Lab Name: Instructions: Using a pencil, answer the following questions. The lab is marked based on clarity of responses, completeness, neatness, and accuracy. Do your best! Part 1: Graphing

More information

Graphical Analysis of Motion. AP Physics B

Graphical Analysis of Motion. AP Physics B Graphical Analysis of Motion AP Physics B Slope A basic graph model A basic model for understanding graphs in physics is SLOPE. Using the model - Look at the formula for velocity. slope = Rise Run v =

More information

One Dimensional Motion (Part I and Part II) 8-MAC

One Dimensional Motion (Part I and Part II) 8-MAC One Dimensional Motion (Part I and Part II) 8-MAC Purpose:To understand the relationship between displacement (position), motion (velocity), and change in motion (acceleration). Topics of PART I and PART

More information

Lab 2: Velocity and Time Understanding Motion 2 (Motion Sensor)

Lab 2: Velocity and Time Understanding Motion 2 (Motion Sensor) Name Class Date Lab 2: Velocity and Time Understanding Motion 2 (Motion Sensor) Concept DataStudio ScienceWorkshop (Mac) ScienceWorkshop (Win) Linear motion P02 Velocity and Time.ds P02 Understanding Motion

More information

Physics 200 Lab 5: Force and Motion... equal forces shall effect an equal change in equal bodies... - Newton

Physics 200 Lab 5: Force and Motion... equal forces shall effect an equal change in equal bodies... - Newton Physics 200 Lab 5: Force and Motion... equal forces shall effect an equal change in equal bodies... - Newton Objectives - To develop a method for measuring forces reliably. - To explore how the motion

More information

Evaluation copy. Graphing Your Motion. computer OBJECTIVES MATERIALS PROCEDURE

Evaluation copy. Graphing Your Motion. computer OBJECTIVES MATERIALS PROCEDURE Name Date Graphing Your Motion Computer 33 Graphs made using a Motion Detector can be used to study motion. In this experiment, you will use a Motion Detector to make graphs of your own motion. OBJECTIVES

More information

Determining the coefficient of friction for various tires on a ramp

Determining the coefficient of friction for various tires on a ramp Determining the coefficient of friction for various tires on a ramp An experiment involving the forces on various polymers Background information: Tire companies invest a lot of money researching different

More information

KINEMATICS LAB 2: VELOCITY AND ACCELERATION

KINEMATICS LAB 2: VELOCITY AND ACCELERATION Physics 8/ICP Kinematics Lab 2 (v.1.0) p. 1 NAME PARTNER DATE TA Lab Day/Time KINEMATICS LAB 2: VELOCITY AND ACCELERATION Introduction In this lab, you will continue to explore motion graphs, this time

More information

EXPERIMENT 8 CONSERVATION OF LINEAR MOMENTUM

EXPERIMENT 8 CONSERVATION OF LINEAR MOMENTUM 250 8-1 I. INTRODUCTION THEORY EXPERIMENT 8 CONSERVATION OF LINEAR MOMENTUM The of two carts on a track can be described in terms of momentum conservation and, in some cases, energy conservation. If there

More information

Activity P09: Newton s Second Law - Push and Pull a Cart (Force Sensor, Motion Sensor)

Activity P09: Newton s Second Law - Push and Pull a Cart (Force Sensor, Motion Sensor) Activity P09: Newton s Second Law - Push and Pull a Cart (Force Sensor, Motion Sensor) Concept DataStudio ScienceWorkshop (Mac) ScienceWorkshop (Win) Newton s Laws P09 Push Pull.ds P12 Push-Pull a Cart

More information

KINEMATICS LAB 1: POSITION AND VELOCITY

KINEMATICS LAB 1: POSITION AND VELOCITY Physics 8/ICP Kinematics Lab 1 (v.1.1) p. 1 NAME PARTNER DATE TA LAB DAY/TIME Introduction KINEMATICS LAB 1: POSITION AND VELOCITY In this lab, you will produce position and velocity graphs by walking

More information

Static and Kinetic Friction

Static and Kinetic Friction Static and Kinetic Friction Experiment 12a In this experiment, you will use a Force Sensor to study static and kinetic on a wooden block. A Motion Detector will also be used to analyze the kinetic acting

More information

Equipment Lab table Computer LabPro Unit LoggerPro software Mass (50.0g) Smart Pulley cart string table clamp. cart string. table

Equipment Lab table Computer LabPro Unit LoggerPro software Mass (50.0g) Smart Pulley cart string table clamp. cart string. table Background The relationship between an object s position, velocity, constant acceleration, and time can all be described by the kinematic equations. A computer-based data collection system allows us to

More information

WEEK 4: FORCE AND MOTION

WEEK 4: FORCE AND MOTION Name Date Partners WEEK 4: FORCE AND MOTION OBJECTIVES To develop a method for measuring forces reliably. To learn how to use a force probe to measure force. To explore how the motion of an object is related

More information

Motion Graphs 1. M. Poarch class.net

Motion Graphs 1. M. Poarch class.net Motion Graphs Describing the motion of an object is occasionally hard to do with words. Sometimes graphs help make motion easier to picture, and therefore understand. Remember: Motion is a change in position

More information

Graphing Motion. Every Picture Tells A Story

Graphing Motion. Every Picture Tells A Story Graphing Motion Every Picture Tells A Story Read and interpret motion graphs Construct and draw motion graphs Determine speed, velocity and accleration from motion graphs If you make a graph by hand it

More information

Falling Objects. Experiment 40 OBJECTIVES MATERIALS

Falling Objects. Experiment 40 OBJECTIVES MATERIALS Falling Objects Experiment 40 Galileo tried to prove that all falling objects accelerate downward at the same rate. Falling objects do accelerate downward at the same rate in a vacuum. Air resistance,

More information

COEFFICIENT OF KINETIC FRICTION

COEFFICIENT OF KINETIC FRICTION COEFFICIENT OF KINETIC FRICTION LAB MECH 5.COMP From Physics with Computers, Vernier Software & Technology, 2000. INTRODUCTION If you try to slide a heavy box resting on the floor, you may find it difficult

More information

Run-Walk Speed Lab. Name : Date:

Run-Walk Speed Lab. Name : Date: Name : Date: Run-Walk Speed Lab Materials needed: - Activity Sheet - Piece of graph paper - Tape or other object for start/stop points - Ruler / Measuring Tape - A stopwatch - Space to Run (outside or

More information

Bell Work. Everyone needs a Prentice Hall Book. Answer Questions 1 and 2 on pg 347 of the Prentice Hall Book in your notebook

Bell Work. Everyone needs a Prentice Hall Book. Answer Questions 1 and 2 on pg 347 of the Prentice Hall Book in your notebook Speed vs. Velocity Bell Work Everyone needs a Prentice Hall Book Answer Questions 1 and 2 on pg 347 of the Prentice Hall Book in your notebook I will be stamping Activity 74 Reviewing Key Concepts pg.

More information

LAB 1 Linear Motion and Freefall

LAB 1 Linear Motion and Freefall Cabrillo College Physics 10L Name LAB 1 Linear Motion and Freefall Read Hewitt Chapter 3 What to learn and explore A bat can fly around in the dark without bumping into things by sensing the echoes of

More information

LAB 06: Impulse, Momentum and Conservation

LAB 06: Impulse, Momentum and Conservation LAB 06: Impulse, Momentum and Conservation PURPOSE Investigate the relation between applied force and the change in momentum Investigate how the momentum of objects change during collisions BACKGROUND

More information

Experiment P12: Pushing and Pulling a Dynamics Cart (Force Sensor, Motion Sensor)

Experiment P12: Pushing and Pulling a Dynamics Cart (Force Sensor, Motion Sensor) PASCO scientific Physics Lab Manual: P12-1 Experiment P12: Pushing and Pulling a Dynamics Cart (Force Sensor, Motion Sensor) Concept Time SW Interface Macintosh file Windows file Newton s Laws 30 m 500

More information

Physics 123 Lab 1: Kinematics in One Dimension Physics 123: Electricity and Magnetism

Physics 123 Lab 1: Kinematics in One Dimension Physics 123: Electricity and Magnetism Physics 123 Lab 1: Kinematics in One Dimension Physics 123: Electricity and Magnetism Instructor: Professor Andrew Boudreaux, Andrew.Boudreaux@wwu.edu Introduction Classical mechanics, perhaps the oldest

More information

Experiment: Static and Kinetic Friction

Experiment: Static and Kinetic Friction PHY 201: General Physics I Lab page 1 of 6 OBJECTIVES Experiment: Static and Kinetic Friction Use a Force Sensor to measure the force of static friction. Determine the relationship between force of static

More information

Seeing Math: An Introduction to Graphing. 7 September September 2011

Seeing Math: An Introduction to Graphing. 7 September September 2011 Title: Initial Version Revision: Authors: Appropriate Level: Abstract: Required: 7 September 2008 10 September 2011 Seeing Math: An Introduction to Graphing Jim Overhiser, Dwight Buzz Putnam High School

More information

Lab 8: Work and Energy

Lab 8: Work and Energy Lab 8: Work and Energy Objectives: To understand the concept of work To be able to calculate work for constant and non-constant forces To understand the concept of kinetic energy To understand the relationship

More information

STATIC AND KINETIC FRICTION

STATIC AND KINETIC FRICTION STATIC AND KINETIC FRICTION LAB MECH 3.COMP From Physics with Computers, Vernier Software & Technology, 2000. INTRODUCTION If you try to slide a heavy box resting on the floor, you may find it difficult

More information

Motion 1. 1 Introduction. 2 The Motion Sensor

Motion 1. 1 Introduction. 2 The Motion Sensor Motion 1 Equipment: DataStudio, motion sensor mounted about 25 cm above lab bench, Data studio files mot1.ds and mot2.ds. Lab Report: Describe procedures not given in the write up. Submit data graphs where

More information

Rotational Dynamics. Evaluation copy. 4. Read the maximum angle on the graph of angle vs. time and record this value.

Rotational Dynamics. Evaluation copy. 4. Read the maximum angle on the graph of angle vs. time and record this value. Rotational Dynamics Experiment 13 INTRODUCTION When you studied Newtonian dynamics you learned that when an object underwent some form of translational motion (whether in a straight line, parabolic, or

More information

Run! 8. Suggested Grade Range: Approximate Time: 1 hour. State of California Content Standards:

Run! 8. Suggested Grade Range: Approximate Time: 1 hour. State of California Content Standards: 8 Students will practice creating and analyzing distance-time graphs by engaging in timed runs and using their collected data to plot distance-time graphs. They will recognize the slope of a line on a

More information

Experiment: The Magnetic Field in a Slinky

Experiment: The Magnetic Field in a Slinky V mv PHY 203: General Physics III page 1 of 6 Experiment: The Magnetic Field in a Slinky OBJECTIVES Determine the relationship between magnetic field, the current in a solenoid and the number of turns

More information