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Title: Ballistic Pendulum PDF
Url: https://esa21.kennesaw.edu/activities/human_energy/P03_ballistics.pdf
Creator: Pratte, John
Publisher: Kennesaw State University
Description: This lesson builds upon the previous two (Newton's Second Law and the First Law of Thermodynamics) by explaining that conservation of energy is not perfectly observed, in that energy is lost as it is transferred from kinetic to potential, and vice-versa. Likewise, momentum is not conserved during collisions, as they are neither perfectly elastic or perfectly inelastic. The discussion covers the Second Law of Thermodynamics and Efficiency, citing various examples of efficiency as energy is transferred. Students will perform an activity in which they use a ballistic pendulum to measure theoretical efficiency as kinetic energy is converted to potential energy when the ball collides with the pendulum.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Descriptive and experimental mechanics -- Dynamics. Motion
Science -- Physics -- Heat -- Thermodynamics
Science -- Physics -- Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity -- Elementary particle physics -- Special topics, A-Z -- Conservation laws
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Physics
Science -- Physical sciences
Key Concept: Physics -- Motion
Physics -- Thermodynamics
Physics -- Pendulum motion
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Environmental Science Activity
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Environmental Science Activities for the 21st Century
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