AP Physics Lab 10: Rotational Motion. Available at Ward's Natural Science: http://wardsci.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_IG0052532
Explore the relationship between linear (tangential) and angular velocity in this AP lab. A DC-driven motor produces various rotational velocity at various distances from the motor. Different radii are drawn on the disk and pegs can be positioned at specific radii. A photogate may be attached as well, so the time of one rotation is easily measured. Student will then make measurements to calculate the angular velocity, which will be constant for a given motor speed independent of position. However, the tangential velocity will vary based on the radius of the circular path.
Ideal for for AP, B and C, IB, and advanced honors physics courses.
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