|DCS# 1K20.90||NWU# M-10||Location opposite 4 C, gliders 3A1, Air blower under cat walk|
|title: Air Track - Frame of Reference|
aka: no friction, reaction gliders, impulse in collisions
The low friction of the air track makes it usefull for the following demonstrations:
Inertia with low friction.
Two objects pushing on one another. (use a string to hold a compressed spring, burn the string, see the result)
Elastic and inelastic collisions.
A wireless camera can be mounted on one cart to show the frame of reference effects during an elastic collision.
During elastic collisions, how does the more massive cart behave?
When different mass carts collide, which undergoes the greater acceleration?