- Collision Apparatus for Kinetic Energy with BeeSpi v
This apparatus includes a “Horizontal Ball Launcher”and BeeSpi v for measuring velocity of the launched ball. Kinetic energy change depending on the velocity of the ball can be quantitatively obtained by measuring moving distance of sliding wooden block when getting collision of horizontal launched ball on the guide rail.
Specifications and Contents
- Ball material: Metal, Ceramics, Plastic （ca. 25mm）
- Size: ca. 1,155×80×70mm
- Guiding rail: Plastics, length: ca. 1,000mm
- Launcher: 3 levels of launch speed
- Sliding block: Wood block ca. 15×100×40mm
- Accessory: BeeSpi v
Sample of Experiment
You may confirm that the kinetic energy (E) is proportional to the square of the velocity using this apparatus.
In the collision experiment of balls which are the same diameter, different weight (steel, ceramic, and plastic) with a wooden block, you may obtain the moving distance and speed of ball and make Graph 1 of the distance and speed. In the experiment, the moving distance of the ball is proportional to the kinetic energy. The kinetic energy formula is confirmed by the graph (Quadratic curve).
And when speeds of balls are controlled at 1.0 m/s by “Speed adjuster”, the relation between the moving distance and the mass may be obtained Graph 2 (Primary curve).