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# Tag Archives: acceleration

• ## Measuring the Acceleration with the g Ball

Posted on March 17, 2014 by Dr. David Kagan

Galileo claimed that all objects fall toward Earth with the same acceleration. Modern measurements indicate that this acceleration is about 9.8m/s2.  Using the G-Ball by Arbor Scientific, you can measure this value and compare the acceleration of other objects with different masses and in different states of motion.

This post was posted in CoolStuff Newsletters, Force & Motion and was tagged with measurement, acceleration, acceleration due to gravity, gravity, Galileo, g, baseball, softball

• ## Acceleration Force and Mass

Posted on January 1, 2011 by Stephen Rea

Students love fast moving experiments, but higher speeds often require higher technology. That can challenge the budget and students' ability to use the technology. These simple, but highly accurate photogates remove both barriers. No costly computers are needed, and set up is easy. Students literally ‘get up to speed’ fast!

This post was posted in Labs, Measurement & Analysis and was tagged with acceleration, force, mass, photogates, momentum, car ramp

• ## Lab #5.5 Mechanics: Chapter 5 The Big BB Race

Posted on January 1, 2011 by Arbor Scientific

PurposeIn this activity, you will compare the path of a projectile launched horizontally with that of an object in free fall.Discussion
Suppose a ball bearing (BB) were launched horizontally at the same time another BB were dropped from the same height. Which one would reach the ground first?
Required Equipment
Vertical Acceleration Demonstrator, Ring Stand and Base, S [...]

This post was posted in Supplementary Conceptual Physics Labs and was tagged with acceleration, mechanics, horizontal, vertical, bb race

• ## Acceleration and Gravity

Posted on January 1, 2011 by Arbor Scientific

When a car is on a ramp, a portion of its weight works to roll it down the ramp. Another portion works to hold it down to the ramp. These two portions, or component forces, are perpendicular to one another and can be found by using the car’s weight and the angle of the ramp.

This post was posted in Labs, Motion and was tagged with acceleration, car ramp, gravity, Lab 5

• ## Constant Force and Changing Mass

Posted on January 1, 2011 by Arbor Scientific

Chapter 6 Lab #19: Students will investigate the effect that increases in mass have on an accelerating system.

This post was posted in Conceptual Physics 4th Edition Lab Manual and was tagged with acceleration, mass, constant force, changing mass

• ## Getting Pushy

Posted on January 1, 2011 by Arbor Scientific

Chapter 6 Lab #18:
Students will investigate the relationship between mass, force, and acceleration.

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This post was posted in Conceptual Physics 4th Edition Lab Manual and was tagged with acceleration, force, mass, getting pushy

• ## Gravity and Motion

Posted on January 1, 2011 by Arbor Scientific

When a car is on a ramp, a portion of its weight works to roll it down the ramp. Another portion works to hold it down to the ramp. These two portions, or component forces, are perpendicular to one another and can be found by using the car’s weight and the angle of the ramp [...]

This post was posted in Labs, Forces and was tagged with acceleration, car ramp, gravity and motion

• ## Going in Circles

Posted on January 1, 2011 by Arbor Scientific

Chapter 10 Lab #34: Students will use an object on a rotating turntable to determine the relative magnitude and direction of acceleration from different positions.

This post was posted in Conceptual Physics 4th Edition Lab Manual and was tagged with acceleration, going in circles, magnitude

• ## Observing Acceleration with an Accelerometer

Posted on January 1, 2011 by Arbor Scientific

Use a liquid accelerometer to observe different types of motion and classify the acceleration. Students will observe straight-line motion (constant velocity and constant acceleration), and then take their knowledge of the water’s behavior to more complex circular and pendulum motion. They will discover the centripetal (toward the center) acceleration of circular motion, and the acceleration toward equilibrium of a pendulum system.

This post was posted in Labs, Motion and was tagged with acceleration, circular motion, accelerometer, centripetal, straight-line motion

• ## Acceleration Due to Gravity

Posted on January 1, 2011 by Cary Busby

The first experiment will use very basic equipment to measure an important quantity, the acceleration of an object in freefall. This is also known as the acceleration due to gravity, or g. The acceleration due to gravity is nearly the same at all points on the earth’s surface, 9.8 m/s2. You will compare your result to this accepted value. The second experiment will use a data-logger and photogates to measure the acceleration due to gravity. The “picket fence” has been used since photogates were developed to measure acceleration. The “pickets” block the photogate in sequence, giving a series of velocity readings. Using the velocities and the times between those velocities, the data-logger (or the student) can calculate the acceleration of the picket fence. The third experiment will use a data-logger and motion sensor (or sonic ranger) to measure the acceleration due to gravity.

This post was posted in Labs, Motion and was tagged with acceleration, acceleration due to gravity, gravity, freefall

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