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M.6.8 Impulse

This demonstration displays the impulsive force in a collision as a function of time using the Pasco dynamics track. The track is elevated at one end and the cart is allowed to accelerate with the force sensor connected. Data Studio is used to measure and plot the force as a function of time. The momentum is just the area under this curve.

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