Air Track Experiments
Collect position, velocity, and time data as a cart rolls up and down an inclined track.
Analyze the position vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs.
Determine the best fit equations for the position vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs.
Distinguish between average and instantaneous velocity.
Use analysis of motion data to define instantaneous velocity and acceleration.
Relate the parameters in the best-fit equations for position vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs to their physical counterparts in the system.
Determine the value of the acceleration of a freely falling object.
Compare your value with the accepted value for this quantity.
Learn how to describe and account for variation in a set of measurements.
Learn how to describe a range of experimental values.