Centripetal Force Experiment

Product Code: EX-5506

Description

Students explore the relationship between mass, radius of rotation, tangential speed, and centripetal force. By continuously measuring the force as the speed is varied, students clearly see the effect of speed on the centripetal force. The effect of changing the mass or radius is also investigated.


Concepts

  • How centripetal force depends on radius, mass, and speed

Experiments

Centripetal Force Experiment


What’s Included


Software Required

This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »


Interface Required

This product requires a PASCO Interface to connect to your computer or device. We recommend the following option(s). For a breakdown of features, capabilities, and additional options, see our Interface Comparison Guide »


Support Documents

Centripetal Force Apparatus Manual

Large Rod Stand Manual 

PASPORT High Resolution Force Sensor Manual

Photogate Head Manual

Manual Downloads

Product Manuals for the Included Products

PASPORT Force Sensor Manual (PS-2104)
(155 KB – .pdf – English)
Photogate Head Manual (ME-9498A)
(275 KB – .pdf – English)
Centripetal Force Apparatus Manual (ME-8088)
(345 KB – .pdf – English)
Large Rod Base Manual (ME-8735)
(46 KB – .pdf – English)

Arabic Manuals

PASPORT Force Sensor Manual (PS-2104)_ara
(106 KB – .pdf – Arabic)

Chinese Manuals

PASPORT Force Sensor Manual (PS-2104)_chi
(840 KB – .pdf – Chinese)

Danish Manuals

PASPORT Force Sensor Manual (PS-2104)_dan
(159 KB – .pdf – Danish)

French Manuals

PASPORT Force Sensor Manual (PS-2104)_fre
(86 KB – .pdf – French)

German Manuals

PASPORT Force Sensor Manual (PS-2104)_gem
(69 KB – .pdf – German)

Italian Manuals

PASPORT Force Sensor Manual (PS-2104)_ita
(171 KB – .pdf – Italian)

Japanese Manuals

PASPORT Force Sensor Manual (PS-2104)_jpn
(148 KB – .pdf – Japanese)

Portuguese Manuals

PASPORT Force Sensor Manual (PS-2104)_por
(83 KB – .pdf – Portuguese)

Russian Manuals

PASPORT Force Sensor Manual (PS-2104)_rus
(177 KB – .pdf – Russian)

Spanish Manuals

PASPORT Force Sensor Manual (PS-2104)_spa
(84 KB – .pdf – Spanish)

Swedish Manuals

PASPORT Force Sensor Manual (PS-2104)_swe
(74 KB – .pdf – Swedish)
Experiment File
EX-5506 Centripetal Force
(19.4 MB – .zip – English)