# 850 Mechanics System

Product Code: UI-5820

## Description

When used together, PASCO’s probeware and physics apparatus can help students learn the major concepts of mechanics more effectively. The Mechanics 850 System includes the key equipment to perform a wide variety of mechanics experiments.

The new manual has ten complete experiments that take full advantage of the components of this system. This makes it the ideal way to do the essential labs that are standard in all mechanics courses.

PASCO Capstone Software (not included) enriches the labs with its interactive displays and analysis tools.

## Ten Experiments Included in the Manual

• Acceleration Down an Incline: Discover how the acceleration of an object down an incline depends on the angle of incline. Measure the acceleration due to gravity.
• Newton’s Second Law: Verify Newton’s Second Law by varying the applied force and the mass.
• Kinetic Friction I: Measure the kinetic coefficient of friction.
• Kinetic Friction II: Study how the coefficient of kinetic friction depends on the velocity, acceleration, surface area, and weight of the object.
• Impulse and Momentum: Measure the impact force of a cart and compare the impulse to its change in momentum.
• Conservation of Momentum in Explosions: Verify that momentum is conserved for two carts pushing off from each other.
• Conservation of Momentum in Inelastic Collisions: Verify that momentum is conserved in inelastic collisions and that kinetic energy is not conserved.
• Conservation of Momentum in Elastic Collisions: Verify that momentum is conserved in elastic collisions.
• Conservation of Energy: Show spring potential change into kinetic energy.
• Simple Harmonic Motion: Measure the period of oscillation of a spring and mass system and compare it to the theoretical value. Evaluate the effect of changing the mass and spring constants.

## Software Required

This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s).

Parts Available Separately P/N
Mechanics 850 System Lab Manual UI-5821

## Support Documents

Manuals
850 Universal Interface Manual English 1.76 MB
850 Universal Interface Quick Start Guide English 1.63 MB
Collision Cart Instruction Manual English 960.71 KB
Discover Friction Accessory Manual English 214.93 KB
Force Sensor Track Bracket Manual English 737.65 KB
Mass and Hanger Set Manual English 50.56 KB
PASPORT High Resolution Force Sensor Manual English 330.63 KB
PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual English 542.40 KB
Photogate Head Manual English 483.59 KB
Plunger Cart Instruction Manual English 1.09 MB
Smart Fan Accessory Manual English 1.24 MB
Spring Cart Launcher Manual English 779.86 KB
Super Pulley with Clamp Manual English 191.08 KB

### Product Manuals for the Included Products

Force Accessory Bracket Manual (CI-6545)
(354 KB – .pdf – English)
PASPORT Motion Sensor Manual (PS-2103A)
(534 KB – .pdf – English)
850 Universal Interface Manual UI-5000
(1 MB – .pdf – English)
Mass and Hanger Set Manual (ME-8979)
(30 KB – .pdf – English)
Discover Friction Accessory Manual (ME-8574)
(209 KB – .pdf – English)
Fan Accessory Manual (ME-9491)
(337 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)