NYU Physics Demos

Force Platform

Topics: Mechanics

Equipment: Force platform with cable, handles, instruction manual, PASCO interface, laptop with Capstone software.

Setup: The platform plugs into the interface, and can then be treated similarly to a more common force sensor. Because Capstone will display the force on the platform as a function of time, a variety of demonstrations can be done, including dropping an object onto the platform from different heights, using a cushion as a shock absorber, jumping up and down on the platform, and much more- refer to the included instruction manual.

Location: Shelf B-d6


Keywords: Gravity, Acceleration, Weight, Mass, Pound

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