1D10.15 - Car on a Moving Sheet - Velocity Addition

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Demo Title:
Car on a Moving Sheet - Velocity Addition
Velocity and Vector Addition
Area of Study:
Toy cars with battery adapter for using with one or two batteries or variable speed Pasco car, cardboard sheet, cup targets, suction cup.

Place the car with one battery on the table so that it will move across the sheet and run into the cup on the other side.  Then do the same experiment, but pull the sheet at 90 degrees to the direction of the car.  You should be able to time the movement of the sheet so that the car runs into the back cup.  The suction cups will help when it comes to moving the sheet under the car.

Take out the battery adapter and add the second battery to make the car go with twice the velocity.


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