Day 15: A great experiment from Josh Gates

Josh Gates has a great experiment for a Newton’s 2nd law lab using an atwood machine (here’s a related post he wrote about a similar lab with a half atwood). We decided to incorporate this experiment into a group paradigm lab to help introduce BFPM, and it worked incredibly well. Josh has submitted a paper describing this experience in detail to the Physics Teacher, so hopefully, you’ll be able to read about it soon.

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2 Responses to Day 15: A great experiment from Josh Gates

  1. bcphysics says:

    Hi John,

    It looks like your force sensor is being pulled up. But how is the data being recorded? Does that black box actually record data? Here in BC I’ve only ever seen Pasco probeware. The only force sensors I know of connect to computers directly via usb.

    thanks

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