This experiment investigates the principle of energy conservation through the collision of two objects moving in two dimensions. Students will get familiar with the concept of translational collision and will probe the elasticity of a collision. The experiment also provides ample practice in calculating uncertainties and relative errors.
|Sample Results||A graph showing relationship between distance and angleA graph showing relationship between distance squared and cosine of angle|
|Version||5 May 2014|
Further Readings and References
- A better 2D mechanical energy conservation experimentThe Physics Teacher, M. Paesler, 50, 109, (2012).