Mechanics

Measurement of Velocity

Videos:

c4science: Measuring a Constant Velocity with a Ticker Timer

c4science: Measuring velocity with an air track and light gates

c4science: Measuring velocity with a motion sensor

 

Apparatus and Method:

Measurement of Velocity

 

Simulations:

Measurement of Velocity and Acceleration 
 Motion with Constant Acceleration: This simulation is for motion with constant acceleration. For constant speed set acceleration to zero. Brooklyn College in New York have a good lab procedure for using this simulation to explore constant speed.

Measurement of Acceleration

Videos:

c4science: Measuring Acceleration with a Ticker-Timer

c4science: To measure a constant acceleration using an air track

PASCO: Constant Acceleration Kinematics

 

Apparatus and Method:

Measurement of Acceleration 

 

Simulations:

Measurement of Velocity and Acceleration 
Motion with Constant Acceleration: Brooklyn College in New York have a good lab procedure for using this simulation to explore constant velocity

To show that a ∝ F

Videos:

c4science: Force is Directly Proportional to Acceleration

c4science: Showing that acceleration is proportional to net force using the slope of a velocity-time graph 

 

Apparatus and Method:

To show that a ∝ F 

 

Simulation:

To show that acceleration is proportional to force
Newton's Second Law Experiment: Brooklyn College in New York have a good lab procedure for using this simulation.
Newton's Law Lab
Verification of Newton's Second Law
  Fan Cart Physics: Limited to 5 minutes

Verification of the principle of conservation of momentum

Videos:

c4science: Verifying the principle of conservation of momentum with an air track

 

Apparatus and Method:

Verification of the principle of conservation of momentum

 

Simulations:

Verification of the Principle of Conservation of Momentum
Momentum & Energy: Elastic and Inelastic Collisions: Brooklyn College in New York have a good lab procedure for using this simulation.
Airtrack
Elastic and Inelastic Collision

Measurement of g by freefall

Videos:

c4science: Measuring g with a free-fall apparatus

c4science: Measuring g with a picket fence

Simple Science and Maths: Measure Acceleration Due to Gravity

Noel Cunningham: Measuring acceleration due to gravity using a freefall apparatus

 

Apparatus and Method:

Verification of the principle of conservation of momentum

 

Simulations:

To Measure Acceleration due to Gravity 'g' using a Free Fall apparatus
Acceleration on a Planet Lab: Brooklyn College in New York have a good lab procedure (part 1) for using this simulation.  
  Freefall: Brooklyn College in New York have a good lab procedure (part 2) for using this simulation.

Verification of Boyle’s law

Videos:

c4science: Verifying Boyle's Law

PASCO: Boyle's Law

Noel Cunningham: Boyle's Law

 

Methods and Apparatus:

Verification of Boyle’s law

 

Simulations:

Verification of Boyle's Law


 

Investigation of relationship between period and length for a simple pendulum and hence calculation of g

Videos:

c4science: The period and length of a simple pendulum and hence to find a value for g

 

Apparatus and Method:

Investigation of relationship between period and length for a simple pendulum

 

Simulations:

Investigation of relationship between period and length of a Simple Pendulum
Pendulum Lab: Brooklyn College in New York have a good lab procedure for using this simulation.  
Simple pendulum

Department of Physics

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