Investigate Newtons Second law with the Go Direct Photo gate(Light gate)
The complete experiment can be found in Physics with Vernier , experiment 8.
Newtons 2nd Law: The acceleration of an object is proportional to the resultant force acting on the object, and inversely proportional to the mass of the object.
In this experiment, you will
- Collect force and acceleration data for a cart as it is moved back and forth.
- Compare force vs. time and acceleration vs. time graphs.
- Analyse a graph of force vs. acceleration.
- Determine the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration.
Sensors and Equipment
Required (Option 1)
Required (Option 2)
You may also need an interface and software for data collection.