School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

The Linear Air Track

Mj-1 Projectile Glider

Published: Thursday 09 March 2006

To demonstrate the independence of horizontal and vertical motion.

Mj-2 Centre of Mass Motion

Published: Thursday 09 March 2006

To demonstrate that the centre of mass of a system subject to no external forces remains stationary.

Mj-3 Action and Reaction

Published: Thursday 09 March 2006

To demonstrate Newton's third law.

Mj-4 Coupled Oscillators

Published: Thursday 09 March 2006

To demonstrate coupled oscillations on the air track.

Mj-5 Interatomic Force Model

Published: Thursday 09 March 2006

To demonstrate a model that illustrates the interatomic force.

Mj-6 Elastic Collisions

Published: Thursday 09 March 2006

To demonstrate elastic collisions on the air track.

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