Day 107: Deploying EnergyPosted: March 24, 2014
Today we started the lab aspect of deploying the Energy Transfer Model. We used this handout (modified slightly from the official U of MN lab for energy which is available in large PDF here). Students are asked to derive a formula for predicting the final velocity of a cart at the bottom of a ramp, and then we linearize the formula so the slope is 2g, which is pretty neat. The data works out pretty good. Next they will start planning their own verification lab.