This article describes an AP Physics-level lab practicum to determine the coefficient of kinetic friction between a wooden block and a surface in a modified Atwood’s machine setup. The students may not use a dynamics approach to complete the task, only energy concepts. The only equipment they are allowed to use is a meterstick and a digital balance.
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TALKIN’ PHYSICS| April 01 2020
Energy lab practicum: It’s all about the system
Phys. Teach. 58, 282–283 (2020)
Dolores Gende, Jesus Hernandez; Energy lab practicum: It’s all about the system. Phys. Teach. 1 April 2020; 58 (4): 282–283. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5145483
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