3A50.21 - Damped Roller Cart and Spring

Damper roller cart


PIRA Classification: 3A50.21

Description: A low friction cart is attached to a spring which is fixed to the end of the lecture bench. A rod is placed inside the spring to keep the spring straight (and also act to damp the motion). A computer and motion detector are used to display the cart's motion.

Special Instructions: Press space bar to start data collection. Different masses can be placed on the cart to change the frequency.

Condition: Ok

Setup time: 2 minutes

Safety Issues: None