# Physics AS Experiments

Experiments from the specification

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• Created by: John D
• Created on: 13-05-12 00:03

## Determine speed and acceleration, for example use

Light Gate, Clampstand, Ruler, Card, Computer

-Set up clampstand with lightgate attached connected to a data logger.

-Have a ruler clamped above the lightgate.

1. At a particular height, drop an object through the light gate and record the velocity from the data logger.
2. Repeat at a range of displacements.
3. Draw graph of Velocity/time
4. Gradient of graph should be equal to 'g'

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## Strobe photography or video camera to analyse moti

Steel ball (2.5 cm in diameter is ideal), Camera and multiflash system, Retort stand and boss, Lamp, 500 W

Making the image
a
Set up the multiflash system.b Start the camera and multiflash system and then launch the ball by rolling it along the bench, so that it rolls off.

Analyzing the image
c Use the horizontal and vertical scales to compare the horizontal and vertical spacings of the ball images.
d Describe what happens to the horizontal spacings between each position of the ball.
e Describe how the vertical spacings change.

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