Work Energy Theorem Experiment

Product Code: EX-5513A

Description

The total work done on an object is compared with the change in kinetic energy of the object. Using a High Resolution Force Sensor and a Motion Sensor, students record and display the force as a function of position. The work done is the area under the Force vs. Position plot. At any point during the experiment, kinetic energy is calculated from the velocity measured with the Motion Sensor. Students explore the meaning of dissipative forces.

PASCO Advantage: Instead of just focusing on the end points, real-time measurements of force, position, and velocity allow students to continuously examine the work done and the resulting kinetic energy of the cart during its entire trip down the track.

Designed for use with any of the following

  • 850 Universal Interface
  • 550 Universal Interface
  • Any PASPORT interface with 2 ports

Concepts

  • Kinetic energy
  • Potential energy
  • Work energy theorem
  • Conservation of mechanical energy

Experiments

Work Energy Theorem Experiment


What’s Included


Buying Guide

Required Accessories
1x Balance or Scale

Force Sensor Track Bracket Manual

Manual Downloads

Product Manuals for the Included Products

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103A)
(534 KB – .pdf – English)
Discover Collision Bracket Manual (ME-8973)
(374 KB – .pdf – English)
1.2 m PAScar Dynamics System Manual
(546 KB – .pdf – English)
PAScar Manual (ME-6950)
(471 KB – .pdf – English)

Arabic Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_ara
(106 KB – .pdf – Arabic)

Chinese Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_chi
(918 KB – .pdf – Chinese)

Danish Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_dan
(176 KB – .pdf – Danish)

French Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_fre
(85 KB – .pdf – French)

German Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_gem
(75 KB – .pdf – German)

Italian Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_ita
(182 KB – .pdf – Italian)

Japanese Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_jpn
(140 KB – .pdf – Japanese)

Portuguese Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_por
(75 KB – .pdf – Portuguese)

Russian Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103A)_rus
(379 KB – .pdf – Russian)

Spanish Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_spa
(78 KB – .pdf – Spanish)

Swedish Manuals

PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103)_swe
(79 KB – .pdf – Swedish)
Experiment File
EX-5513 Work Energy Theorem.zip
(2.4 MB – .zip – English)