Air track (6 feet) with Photogates and Physlogger

The air track uses compressed air issuing from precisely placed minute orifices equidistantly created in a metallic track. Gilders slide on this cushion with minimal friction. This assembly comprises all of what you need to perform simple or complicated experiments in your basic physics and mechanics laboratories.
Product Code: AT6
Brand: Qosain Scientific
Availability: In Stock
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Rs. 250,000

The Experiment

  • Frictionless track with an air cushion.

  • Simple setup to study and investigates kinematics.

  • The concepts of velocity, acceleration, and momentum.

  • Newton’s second law of motion.

  • Determining the value of gravitational acceleration g.

  • Calculating uncertainties.

How does it work?

Objects can glide over the air track, levitating in the air with minimal friction. The AirTrack setup comprises different shaped objects, some affixed on the setup while others can glide on it. The motion of all of the moving objects is recorded via photogates attached to a Physlogger device which makes it possible to record the motion in run-time and analyze it on a computer.

In a typical measurement, two flags attached on the glider’s edges obstruct the path of a stationary photo-gate which enables the PhysLogger to measure the time between the two events. This information is sufficient to determine:

  • the instantaneous speed of the glider and the uncertainty involved.

  • the average speed of the glider.

  • the energy and momentum loss when glider make multiple round trips on the air track.

  • the acceleration of the glider when a mass M is attached to it using a thread that goes over a pulley.

the uncertainties involved with each of the above quantities.
Parts Included

  • Foundation the main air track

  • Gliders

  • Pulley and Pulley Holder

  • Rubber Foot

  • Bumper and Bumper Holder

  • Flag Posts

  • Glider Flag

  • Weight Holder

  • Physlogger

  • Photogate & Retort Stands

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