Name Institution Course Date Motion 2 Introduction Air tracks have provided the field of physics with an approximation of the idealized frictionless inclined plane for many years. The position velocity and acceleration of a cart can be monitored and students can see on a graph what they have trouble visualizing. This monitoring is achieved due to the introduction of motion sensors. Automated gathering of massive data sets and analysis with the help of commonly available software brings about the possibility of investing more than the idealized motion. Simple changing of the data using graphing package and allow the determination of the law power dependent of the drag on speed. The viscous drag can be improved by attaching a cardboard disk to one end of the cart. Objectives To determine the relationship between position (x) velocity (v) acceleration (a) and time (t). Position speed and acceleration are vectors but these of the glider increases and all the velocities for small angles of inclination are small. Air resistance effect may be minimized by switching to an ultrasonic reflection flag which is always streamlined. Conclusion At the end of the practical it was found that the air track and motion sensor are two critical devices of laboratory equipment. These tools can be used to enable students to explore the nonideal nature of the frictionless air track. There are many benefits of this experiment for both the beginners and more advanced physics students. This practical reinforces the notions of simple motion with constant acceleration. References "Here are a few of our newest and most exciting products for Mechanics." Index of / www.yifindia.com/mechanics.pdf. Accessed 26 Sept. 2016. "Physics 2010." Home | University of Colorado Boulder www.colorado.edu/physics/phys2010/phys2010LabMan2000/2010labhtml/Lab1/EXP1LAB99.html. Accessed 26 Sept. 2016. S. Andereck Barbara. "Measurement of air resistance on an air track." American Association of Physics Teachers 1998 users.df.uba.ar/sgil/physics_paper_doc/papers_phys/mechan/airdrag1.pdf. Accessed 26 Sept. 2016. [...]
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