Vertical Spring and Motion Sensor

This experiment uses the computer/multimedia system to measure the motion of a mass oscillating vertically on the end of a spring. An ultrasonic sensor below the mass measures the position, velocity and acceleration of the mass as it vibrates. The computer can plot real time graphs of the data vs time to help students visualize this type of motion.

Pira DCS #

Pasco Computer Interface   Pasco Motion Sensor   3 Steel Poles
Spring   Mass Hanger   Masses
Cenco Black Table Clamp   90 deg Pole Clamp   Pole Hook