1C10.05 - Ultrasonic Detector & Student - Car

Code Number:
1C10.05
Demo Title:
Ultrasonic Detector & Student - Car
Condition:
Excellent
Principle:
Acceleration and Velocity
Area of Study:
Mechanics
Equipment:
Interface with Motion Sensor, Computer, and Student, Car or Ball.
Procedure:

Have a student stand in front of the motion sensor and move towards or away from the motion sensor to make the position, velocity, or acceleration graphs desired.

A car or a ball may be used instead of a student.

References:
  • Doug Forrest, Mary Battershell Whalen, "'Cheers for Rates of Change' - An Introductory Lab Used to Relate Graphs to Physical Systems", TPT, Vol. 50, #8, Nov. 2012, p. 461. 
  • Donna Berry Conner, "Walk-a-Graph, Run-a-Graph", A Potpourri of Physics Teaching Ideas, p. 1.
  • Jodi and Roy McCullough, "Velocity with a Constant Motion Car", The Role of Toys in Teaching Physics", p. 3.2.
  • Borislaw Bilash II, David Maiullo, "What's Your Slope", A Demo a Day: A Year of Physics Demonstrations, p. 18.














































































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