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Originally developed for Paul Hewitt's Conceptual Physics, the Bouncing Dart demonstrates the energy transfer that occurs in elastic and inelastic collisions. The dart has an elastic end and an inelastic end. Swing the dart so that it collides with a massive (1kg or more) dynamics cart, and compare the distances the cart moves when hit by the different ends. Investigate auto body features such as crumple zones. Add an accelerometer to see changes in the cart's acceleration.
This product requires 2 ring stands or other supports which are not included.