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 1. Motion 1 This experiment familiarizes the student with Capstone, Graph match, and the motion sensors. Also, the basic aspects of position, velocity, and acceleration.             Download: Motion 1.pdf Download: Match Graphs and questions.pdf

 2. Motion 2 Relationships between position, velocity, acceleration, and time are studied. This lab focuses on the one dimensional case where each quantity can be considered as a scalar. Acceleration is taken to be constant while the mass varies.           Download: Motion 2.pdf

 3. Equilibrium of a Particle Newton's 1st Law is investigated. The apparatus consists of a force table, and a set of movable pulleys with weights. A string is attached to a small ring at the top of the table which is centered with a pin.           Download:Equilibrium of a particle.pdf

 4. Newton's 2nd Law Students will verify Newton's 2nd Law usinag a force sensor and then with a system of two masses.             Download: Newtons 2nd law.pdf

 5. Ballistic Pendulum In this experiment students measure the speed of a projectile by a kinematic method and also by the use of a ballistic pendulum. The latter method illustrates the use of conservation of energy and momentum.         Download: Ballistic Pendulum.pdf

 6. Conservation of Energy This experiment's purpose is to verify the concepts of potential energy and conservation of energyfor the the uniform gravitational field and for an ideal Hooke's Law spring.           Download: Conservation of Energy.pdf

 7. Work-Energy The work-energy relationship is explored by looking at the energy of a glider and weight at different positions during a fall.             Download: Work Energy.pdf

 8. Collisions in One Dimension Students will investigate the principle of momentum conservation by studying collisions in one dimension using two bodies/ gliders. Energy conservation will also be explored by analyzing elastic and inelastic collisions.           Download: Collision in One Dimension.pdf

 9. Human Arm To investigate the relationship between torque, moment of inertia, and angular acceleration for a human arm. Bicep force vs mass, triceps extension, and rotational inertia of the forearm will be observed.           Download: Human Arm