Day 29: Work = Δ Kinetic Energy

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AP Physics C students designed a lab to test if the work done by the rubber band on the cart was equal to the resulting kinetic energy change of the cart. Since the force of the rubber band on the cart isn’t constant, the group in the picture is collecting force vs. displacement data for the rubber band so they can graph it and find the area under the graph (work). The rubber band launched the cart towards a motion detector in order to determine the resulting kinetic energy of the cart.

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About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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