The lab practical for the Momentum Transfer and Energy Transfer Models unit was to determine the velocity of a projectile using a ballistic pendulum. It’s a classic application of momentum and energy. In hindsight, I realized that I should have had groups compare the velocity determined based on the ballistic pendulum with that determine last semester using other methods. Next year!
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Is the target built from scratch or is that part of a kit? If you built it, could I get the info on what you did so I could build my own?
The target is PASCO’s Projectile Catcher Assembly: http://www.pasco.com/prodCatalog/ME/ME-6815_projectile-catcher-accessory/index.cfm