Advanced Physics with Vernier Mechanics

Table of Contents

1 Motion on an Incline

2 Error Analysis
3 Newton's First Law
4 Newton's Second Law
5 Newton's Third Law
6 Projectile Motion
7 Energy Storage and Transfer: Elastic Energy
8 Energy Storage and Transfer: Kinetic Energy
9 Energy Storage and Transfer: Gravitational Energy
10A Impulse and Momentum (Motion Detector)
10B Impulse and Momentum (Photogate)
11A Momentum and Collisions (Motion Detectors)
11B Momentum and Collisions (Photogates)
12A Centripetal Acceleration
12B Centripetal Acceleration
13 Rotational Dynamics
14 Conservation of Angular Momentum
15 Simple Harmonic Motion: Mathematical Model
16 Simple Harmonic Motion: Kinematics and Dynamics
17 Pendulum Periods
18 Physical Pendulum
19 Center of Mass

For experiments with the Dual-Range Force Sensor, you can use the Wireless Dynamics Sensor System.

By Larry Dukerich
ISBN: 978-1-929075-64-5

Advanced Physics with Vernier - Mechanics is the first of a two-volume set of new experiments for the more in-depth introductory physics course, such as college physics, AP* Physics, or IB** Physics. Experiments are designed for an interactive teaching style, with planned moments for instructor or student-led discussion.

Instructor notes include discussion on how to lead students to a successful activity. The book includes many extensions to challenge the most talented students.

Each Vernier Lab Book includes:

  • Complete student experiments with materials list, instructions for data collection on a computer or LabQuest, data tables, and questions.
  • Teacher Information section for each experiment with complete directions for setting up experiments, helpful hints, and sample graphs and data.
  • Word-processing files of the student sections on a CD so that any experiment may be easily edited to your specifications (Microsoft Word for Macintosh and Windows files).
  • CD includes support material including videos and Logger Pro data-analysis files.