Centripetal Force Apparatus

Centripetal Force Apparatus

Centripetal Force Apparatus

$549.00

The Centripetal Force Apparatus allows you to investigate the relationship between centripetal force, angular velocity, mass, and radius.

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force sensor measures the centripetal force exerted on a mass as it moves in a circle. A photogate can be used to measure the angular speed. Different masses can be added to the platform and positioned at variable radii. The platform can be driven by a falling mass. The apparatus also accommodates the Vernier Wireless Dynamic Sensor System or Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor to measure force, which provides the best set of data. Sensors are sold separately.

What's Included

  • Rectangular Frame
  • Support Legs (2)
  • Rotating Assembly consisting of Rotational Shaft, Encoder Wheel, 3-Step Pulley, Rotating Beam, Bearing Housing
  • Sliding Carriage to hold the test masses
  • Counterbalance Carriage to balance the rotating beam
  • Swivel Assembly (connects Sliding Carriage to a Dual-Range Force Sensor)
  • Ultra Pulley
  • Ultra Pulley Bracket (preinstalled on Assembly)
  • Photogate Bracket with 1/4 x 20 mounting screw (preinstalled on Assembly)
  • Dual-Range Force Sensor Bracket (preinstalled on Assembly)
  • 50 g masses (2)
  • 100 g masses (4)
  • Hook (attaches a Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor to the Sliding Carriage)
  • Mounting Screw and T Nut to secure a Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor
  • User manual

Support

User Manual

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Warranty

5-year limited warranty

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Requirements

This apparatus does not include the necessary sensors. Here are sensors and combinations of sensors that can be used:

Dual-Range Force Sensor and Photogate
OR
Go Direct Force and Acceleration
OR
Dual-Range Force Sensor and Go Direct Photogate

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

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