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Dynamics Cart and Track System

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The Dynamics Cart and Track System provides students with the tools they need to explore kinematics, dynamics, momentum, and energy. This versatile system can also be easily adapted to study optics, color, and diffraction.

Description

The Dynamics Cart and Track System is the core of every physics lab. Easily add our Motion Detector, Dual-Range Force Sensor, Wireless Dynamics Sensor System, Photogate, and Accelerometer to study Newton’s second law, acceleration on an inclined plane, momentum, and much more. Optimize your track with the addition of our Vernier Optics Expansion Kit, Color Mixer Kit, Vernier Optics System, and Diffraction Apparatus.

This traditional cart and track system features an aluminum track, two low-friction, plastic carts, an ultra pulley, and all of the necessary attachment accessories. You may also purchase an upgrade kit to add an optical Motion Encoder Cart to your existing Dynamics Cart and Track System. See Motion Encoder Upgrade Kits »

We have redesigned our carts to provide added durability, versatility, and instructional value.

  • Four mass trays make it easy to vary the total cart mass.
  • Super-elastic trigger button allows for new types of collisions.
  • An anti-roll peg ensures that the cart rolls on the track but not off the table.
  • Top tray allows for easy attachment of sensors and masses.
  • Two cart colors (teal and grey) make it easier to discuss collisions.

Sample Data

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Experiments and Lab Ideas

Lab Ideas and Innovative Uses

Recommended Accessories

Motion Encoder Upgrade Kits

You can easily upgrade a Vernier Dynamics Cart and Track System to include a Motion Encoder with one of our upgrade kits. This optical-only system eliminates the need for a Motion Detector for cart-on-track experiments and provides excellent, repeatable, and noise-resistant motion data. See Motion Encoder Upgrade Kits »

Motion Encoder Cart with Receiver

What’s Included

Dynamics Cart and Track System

Dynamics Cart and Track System with Long Track

The Dynamics Cart and Track System with Long Track includes the parts listed above, but substitutes a 2.2 m track for the 1.2 m track.

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Dynamics Cart and Track SystemDTS$239
Dynamics Cart and Track System with Long TrackDTS-LONG$339
Optional Accessories
Bumper and Launcher KitBLK$89
Cart Picket FencePF-CART$6
Color Mixer KitCM-OEK$168
Combination 2.2 m Track/Optics BenchTRACK-LONG$229
Diffraction ApparatusDAK$599
Dynamics Cart and Track System Fasteners for Force Sensor and AccelerometerDTS-ACC$9
Fan CartCART-F$94
Friction Pad DTSDTS-PAD$30
Motion Encoder Cart and ReceiverDTS-MEC$184
Motion Encoder Cart Upgrade KitDTS-MEU$149
Optics Expansion KitOEK$169
Track-to-Track CouplerT2T-VDS$30

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Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications. Product usage disclaimer »

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