Mechanics                                               

Support Equipment

  • 1 -00.00 - Support Equipment used for Mechanics

Measurement

Basic Units

Error and Accuracy

  • 1A20.10 - Gaussian Probability Curve
  • 1A20.20 - Statistics and Probabilities - Coin Flip
  • 1A20.22 - Statistics and Probabilities - The Monty Hall Problem
  • 1A20.25 - Statistics and Probabilities - Dice
  • 1A20.27? - Statistics and Probabilities - Ping Pong Balls
  • 1A20.28? - Statistics and Probablilities - Chirality
  • 1A20.41 - Vernier Calipers - Venier Scale
  • 1A20.46 - Optical Flat

Coordinate Systems

Vectors

Math Topics

Scaling

  • 1A60.10 - Powers of Ten - ref. Astronomy
  • 1A60.15? - Scaling - Drawing in Perspective
  • 1A60.45 - Hoberman Devices

Motion in One Dimension

Velocity

  • 1C10.05 - Ultrasonic Detector & Student - Car
  • 1C10.10 - Car on a Moving Sheet - Velocity Addition
  • 1C10.20 - Dynamics Carts - Pasco
  • 1C10.25 - Air Track - Constant Velocity
  • 1C10.62 - Time of Flight

Uniform Acceleration

  • 1C20.10 - Free-fall in a Vacuum (Penny and Feather Demo)
  • 1C20.15 - Free-fall - Dropping Balls
  • 1C20.18? - Free-fall and Air Resistance
  • 1C20.20 - Free-fall - Time Intervals
  • 1C20.30 - Inclined Air Track - Timed Intervals

Measuring g

Motion in Two Dimensions

Displacement in Two Dimensions

  • 1D10.11 - Vector Toys
  • 1D10.20 - Bicycle Wheel - Cycloid Generator
  • 1D10.40 - Angular Velocity - Bicycle Wheel

Velocity, Position, and Acceleration

Motion of the Center of Mass

Central Forces

  • 1D50.20 - Whirligig
  • 1D50.25 - Conical Pendulum
  • 1D50.26 - Conical Pendulum - Model Plane on a String
  • 1D50.29 - Carnival Ride Model - Swing Ride
  • 1D50.30 - Carnival Ride Model - Cylinder
  • 1D50.33 - Central Forces - Carry a Ball
  • 1D50.40 - Central Forces - Pail of Water
  • 1D50.45 - Central Forces - Penny & Coat Hanger
  • 1D50.50 - Central Forces - Centripetal Force
  • 1D50.52? - Central Forces - Centripetal Force - 1 to 4 mass ratio
  • 1D50.57 - Central Forces - Ball on Hoop
  • 1D50.69 - Central Forces Puzzle

Deformation by Central Forces

Centrifugal Escape

  • 1D55.10 - Central Forces - Broken Ring
  • 1D55.15 - Central Forces - T-Ball on a String
  • 1D55.20 - Tangential Central Forces - Grinding Wheel & Sparks
  • 1D55.30 - Falling Off the Merry-Go-Round

Projectile Motion

  • 1D60.10 - Property of Inertia Demo - Jeep & Gun
  • 1D60.12 - Property of Inertia - Air Track
  • 1D60.20 - Simultaneous Fall - 2nd Law Apparatus
  • 1D60.30 - Shoot the Monkey
  • 1D60.40 - Projectile Motion - Spring Gun
  • 1D60.55 - Parabolic Trajectory on an Incline Plane
  • 1D60.56 - Parabolic Trajectory - Block and Tables
  • 1D60.70 - Parabolic Trajectory - Bomb Run
  • 1D60.90 - Projectile Motion - "Newton's Cannon" computer simulations

Relative Motion

Moving Reference Frames

  • 1E10.10 - Frames of Reference - Car and Moving Sheet
  • 1E10.20 - Frames of Reference
  • 1E10.21 - Frames of Reference - Ballistic Cart & Camera

Rotating Reference Frames

 

Coriolis Effect

Newton's First Law

Measuring Inertia

Inertia of Rest

  • 1F20.10 - Inertia of Rest - Mass and Strings
  • 1F20.11 - Inertia of Rest - Bowling Ball
  • 1F20.14? - Inertia of Rest - Tissue Paper Rolls
  • 1F20.20 - Smash Your Hand 
  • 1F20.25 - Bed of Nails - Smash a Block
  • 1F20.30 - Inertia of Rest - Glass of Water
  • 1F20.33 - Inertia of Rest - Cylinder
  • 1F20.34 - Inertia of Rest - Coin/Card Snap
  • 1F20.35 - Egg and Pizza Pan
  • 1F20.36 - Embroidery Hoop and Pen
  • 1F20.40 - Stick and Wine Glasses
  • 1F20.55? - Inertia of Rest - Inertia Hat
  • 1F20.60 - Tighten a Hammer Head

Inertia of Motion

Newton's Second Law

Force, Mass, and Acceleration

  • 1G10.10 - Uniform Acceleration due to Earth's Gravity - Air Track
  • 1G10.30 - Acceleration - Mass on a Scale
  • 1G10.40 - Atwood's Machine
  • 1G10.51 - Car vs. Motorcycle vs. Jet Acceleration

Accelerated Reference Frames

  • 1G20.30 - Leaky Cup Drop
  • 1G20.38 - Einstein's Birthday Present
  • 1G20.40 - Springs & Weights or Bucket & Springs
  • 1G20.45 - Dropped Slinky
  • 1G20.50 - Magnet & Keeper
  • 1G20.60 - Elevator Physics
  • 1G20.70 - Uniform Acceleration - Liquid Accelerometer & Dynamics Cart
  • 1G20.79 - Accelerometer - Vibrating Ruler & Coin

Complex Systems

Newton's Third Law

Action and Reaction

Recoil

Large Scale Outdoor Measurements

Statics of Rigid Bodies

Finding Center of Gravity

Exceeding Center of Gravity

Stable, Unstable, and Neutral Equilibrium

Resolution of Forces

  • 1J30.10 - Resolution of Forces on an Inclined Plane
  • 1J30.20 - Tension in a String
  • 1J30.22 - Tension in a Spring
  • 1J30.23 - Tension in a Spring - Parallel and Series Scales
  • 1J30.25 - Forces on a String - Three Students and a Rope
  • 1J30.30 - Break a Wire With a Hinge
  • 1J30.50 - Force Table, Vertical and Horizontal
  • 1J30.70 - Rice in a Tube
  • 1J30.75 - Stand on Eggs

Static Torque

Application's of Newton's Laws

Dynamic Torque

Friction

  • 1K20.10 - Friction Blocks
  • 1K20.14 - Variable Friction - Dynamics Track or Air Track
  • 1K20.25 - Phone Book Friction
  • 1K20.35 - Inclined Plane - Angle of Repose
  • 1K20.36? - Inclined Plane - Acceleration of a Block
  • 1K20.37 - Static Friction - Rolling Wheel
  • 1K20.42 - Rolling and Sliding Friction
  • 1K20.70 - Falling Bottle Capstan
  • 1K20.76 - Climbing Monkey
  • 1K20.90 - Air Track / Platform Friction

Pressure

  • 1K30.10 - Bed of Nails - Stand on Dixie Cups

Gravity

Universal Gravitational Constant

Orbits

Work and Energy

Work

Simple Machines

Non-Conservative Forces

Conservation of Energy

  • 1M40.10 - Large Classroom Pendulum
  • 1M40.12 - Centripetal Force on a Pendulum
  • 1M40.15 - Stopped Pendulum
  • 1M40.20 - Loop - the - Loop
  • 1M40.25 - Gravity Rail with Hill
  • 1M40.30 - Gravity Rail
  • 1M40.37? - Slingshots
  • 1M40.41 - Ballistic Pendulum
  • 1M40.43 - Work of a Bow or Crossbow
  • 1M40.50 - Yo-Yo's and Maxwell's Wheel - Speed of Translation
  • 1M40.63 - X- Squared Energy Dependence
  • 1M40.64 - Spring Gun and Darts - Air Track & Carts
  • 1M40.65 - Spring Gun and Balls of Different Mass
  • 1M40.67 - Spring Jumper & Compression Spring
  • 1M40.73 - Damped Mechanical Oscillator - Energy
  • 1M40.74 - Incline and Cart
  • 1M40.90 - Celts or Rattle Backs
  • 1M40.91 - High Bounce Paradox - Hopper Popper, Jumping Pencil, Slap Bracelet, etc.
  • 1M40.94 - Fiddlesticks or Gyro Ring
  • 1M40.95 - Trebuchet
  • 1M40.97 - Catapult
  • 1M40.99 - Onager 

Mechanical Power

Linear Momentum and Collisions

Impulse and Thrust

  • 1N10.11 - Impulse - Time of Contact
  • 1N10.30 - Impulse Demo - Dropping Beaker / Eggs
  • 1N10.75 - Pulse Jet Engine - ref. Chem.

Conservation of Linear Momentum

  • 1N20.10 - See-Saw Center of Mass
  • 1N20.15 - Center of Mass - Platform
  • 1N20.20 - Conservation of Linear Momentum - Air Track
  • 1N20.40 - Pop Pop Boat

Mass and Momentum Transfer

  • 1N21.20 - Air Track - Mass & Momentum

Rockets

Collisions in One Dimension

  • 1N30.10 - Newton Spheres, Clackers
  • 1N30.15 - Newton's Trough
  • 1N30.21 - Elastic & Inelastic Collision of Solids - Balls
  • 1N30.30 - Elastic & Inelastic Collision of Solids - Air Track
  • 1N30.45 - Inelastic Collision - Speed of a Ball
  • 1N30.50 - Impulse Demo - Elastic and Inelastic Pendulum
  • 1N30.60 - Tennis ball and Basketball

Collisions in Two Dimensions

Rotational Dynamics

Moment of Inertia

Rotational Energy

  • 1Q20.10 - Angular Momentum Machine
  • 1Q20.15 - Angular Momentum - Rotating Air Table
  • 1Q20.20 - Moment of Inertia
  • 1Q20.46 - Moment of Inertia - Energy of Translation
  • 1Q20.50 - Falling Chimney

Transfer of Angular Momentum

  • 1Q30.40 - Fluctuating Magnetic Fields/Cons. of Angular Momentum - ref. Astronomy
  • 1Q30.90 - Magic Windmill

Conservation of Angular Momentum

  • 1Q40.10 - Cons. of Angular Momentum Demo - Stool and Weights
  • 1Q40.20 - Cons. of Angular Momentum Demo - Squeezatron
  • 1Q40.22 - Cons. of Angular Momentum Demo - Hoberman Sphere
  • 1Q40.30 - Cons. of Angular Momentum Demo - Bicycle Wheel
  • 1Q40.40 - Action-Reaction Demo - Train Demo
  • 1Q40.50 - Action-Reaction Demo - Pocket Watch - Tail Wags the Dog
  • 1Q40.57 - Cons. of Angular Momentum - Air Table
  • 1Q40.60 - Cons. of Angular Momentum - Ball or Cylinder Paper Pull
  • 1Q40.70 - Cons. of Angular Momentum - Vortex Cones

Gyros

  • 1Q50.01 - Precession - Bicycle Wheels, Gyroscopes, and Tops
  • 1Q50.20 - Bicycle Wheel - On Stand
  • 1Q50.21 - Bicycle Wheels - Suspended
  • 1Q50.70 - Gyroscopes
  • 1Q50.72 - Gyroscopes - Ship Stabilizer
  • 1Q50.90 - Maxwell's Tops

Rotational Stability

Properties of Matter

Hooke's Law

Tensile and Compressive Stress

Shear Stress

  • 1R30.20 - Shear - Foam Block
  • 1R30.30 - Shear - Spring Cube, Crystal Lattice
  • 1R30.40 - Horizontal Torsion Apparatus - Rod

Coefficient of Restitution

  • 1R40.10 - Coefficient of Restitution
  • 1R40.30 - Happy - Unhappy Balls

Crystal Structure

  • 1R50.20 - Crystal Models and Lattices
  • 1R50.24? - Crystals - Mirror Images and Symmetry 
  • 1R50.30 - Crystals, Crystal Structure, & Atomic Planes
  • 9C40.40 - Fused Quartz
  • 1R50.31 - Snow and Ice Crystals
  • 1R50.40 - Faults in a Crystal
 

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