linear motion lab

 

background (prelab; 30 points)

for each of the below experiments, label / sketch the 3 curves:  position vs. time; velocity vs. time; acceleration vs. time on the same graph. 

purpose

materials

dynamic cart & ramp, motion detector

Lab Quest computer / probe interface

computer with Logger Pro software or Excel after data transfer

methods

content of lab report  [15 points]

brief description of the basis of the motion detector's action

all 10 graphs; properly label the graphs; compare relative velocity / acceleration for each pair (with the same type of motion) in part 1