# Newton's Second Law

## I2-42: FALLING CANDLE

Purpose: Demonstrate how a flame burns in the absence of normal convection.

## G1-36: MASS ON SPRING WITH FORCE MEASUREMENT

Purpose: Display the time dependence of the force of a mass oscillating on a spring.

## G1-18: PENDULUM WITH FORCE SCALE

Purpose: Show the tension in the string exerted by a swinging pendulum.

## C4-61: ACCELERATION ON A SCALE

Purpose: Illustrate forces in an accelerating system.

## C4-54: WEIGHTLESSNESS IN FREE FALL - MAGNET AND KEEPER

Purpose: Illustrate weightlessness in free fall.

## C4-51: WEIGHTLESSNESS IN FREE FALL - MASS IN BEAKER

Purpose: Demonstrate weightlessness in free fall.

## C4-43: TERMINAL VELOCITY - STACKED COFFEE FILTERS

Purpose: Illustrate terminal velocity quantitatively.

## C4-42: TERMINAL VELOCITY - FEATHER

Purpose: Illustrate terminal velocity.

## C4-41: TERMINAL VELOCITY - BOTTLE IN TUBE

Purpose: An easily observable terminal velocity experiment.

## C4-32: FREE FALL IN VACUUM - DISK AND FEATHER

Purpose: Demonstrate that bodies of extremely different densities fall with equal acceleration in the absence of air friction.

## C4-31: AIR TRACK - THE ACCELERATION OF GRAVITY

Purpose: Experimentally determine the acceleration of gravity.

## C4-23: ATWOOD MACHINE WITH HEAVY PULLEY

Purpose: Illustrate the affect of a heavy pulley on the Atwood Machine.

## C4-22: HORIZONTAL ATWOOD MACHINE

Purpose: Demonstrate the Horizontal Atwood Machine quantitatively.

## C4-15: HELIUM BALLOON IN ACCELERATED BOX

Purpose: Illustrate the affect of density on acceleration in a counterintuitive way.

## C4-14: AIR TRACK - ACCELEROMETER

Purpose: Demonstrate the behavior of a liquid accelerometer.

## C4-13: ACCELEROMETER ON ROTATOR

Purpose: Show that the surface of a rotating liquid assumes a parabolic shape.

## C4-12: ACCELEROMETER ON INCLINED PLANE

Purpose: Illustrate the behavior of a liquid accelerometer accelerating down an inclined plane.

## C4-11: ACCELEROMETER - BALL IN WATER

Purpose: Demonstrate the direction of acceleration for both linear and circular cases.

## C4-03: ACCELERATION BY ITERATED BLOWS

Purpose: Illustrate the numerical technique by which a computer carries out integration of the equation a = F/m.

## C4-01: AIR TRACK - NEWTON'S SECOND LAW

Purpose: Demonstrate F = ma.
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• #### C4-01: AIR TRACK - NEWTON'S SECOND LAW

Demonstrate F = ma Read More
• #### C4-02 AIR TRACK - A eq F/M

Illustrate the experimental basis for Newton's second law of motion Read More
• #### C4-03: ACCELERATION BY ITERATED BLOWS

Illustrate the numerical technique by which a computer carries out integration of the equation a = F/m Read More
• #### C4-11: ACCELEROMETER - BALL IN WATER

Demonstrate the direction of acceleration for both linear and circular cases Read More
• #### C4-12: ACCELEROMETER ON INCLINED PLANE

Illustrate the behavior of a liquid accelerometer accelerating down an inclined plane Read More
• #### C4-13: ACCELEROMETER ON ROTATOR

Show that the surface of a rotating liquid assumes a parabolic shape Read More
• #### C4-14: AIR TRACK - ACCELEROMETER

Demonstrate the behavior of a liquid accelerometer Read More
• #### C4-15: HELIUM BALLOON IN ACCELERATED BOX

Illustrate the affect of density on acceleration in a counterintuitive way Read More
• #### C4-21 ATWOOD MACHINE

Illustrate the second law of motion. Experimentally determine the acceleration due to gravity Read More
• #### C4-22: HORIZONTAL ATWOOD MACHINE

Demonstrate the Horizontal Atwood Machine quantitatively Read More
• #### C4-23: ATWOOD MACHINE WITH HEAVY PULLEY

Illustrate the effect of a heavy pulley on the Atwood Machine Read More
• #### C4-31: AIR TRACK - THE ACCELERATION OF GRAVITY

Experimentally determine the acceleration of gravity Read More
• #### C4-32: FREE FALL IN VACUUM - DISK AND FEATHER

Demonstrate that bodies of extremely different densities fall with equal acceleration in the absence of air friction Read More
• #### C4-34: GALILEO'S EXPERIMENT - MASSES IN FREE FALL

Show that the acceleration of bodies in free fall is independent of mass Read More
• #### C4-41: TERMINAL VELOCITY - BOTTLE IN TUBE

An easily observable terminal velocity experiment Read More

• #### C4-43: TERMINAL VELOCITY - STACKED COFFEE FILTERS

Illustrate terminal velocity quantitatively Read More
• #### C4-51: WEIGHTLESSNESS IN FREE FALL - MASS IN BEAKER

Demonstrate weightlessness in free fall Read More
• #### C4-52 WEIGHTLESSNESS IN FREE FALL - MASS IN CUP ON POLE

Illustrate apparent weightlessness in free fall Read More
• #### C4-53 WEIGHTLESSNESS IN FREE FALL - MASS ON SPRING

Illustrate apparent weightlessness in free fall Read More
• #### C4-54: WEIGHTLESSNESS IN FREE FALL - MAGNET AND KEEPER

Illustrate weightlessness in free fall Read More
• #### C4-61: ACCELERATION ON A SCALE

Illustrate forces in an accelerating system Read More