Higher Physics Lab Mechanics



Exp-1 To measure the force required under static conditions to displace the mass the same distance against the pull of the spring.
Exp-2 To calculate the moment of inertia.

  • Easy setup.
  • Computer connectivity.
  • Labquest mini may be used in other experiments also.
  • Sturdy base.
  • Centripetal force.
  • Moment of inertia.
  • Oscillation period
  • Angular speed.
  • Restoring force.
  • Axis of rotation.
  • Center of gravity.

A hanging mass and a counter-balance are attached to a horizontal bar mounted a top a vertical shaft about 45cm high, and the vertical shaft ties the suspended mass with a horizontal spring.
By knowing the mass, the speed of rotation and the radius, the centripetal force can be calculated. A photogate sensor is used for measuring rotation time during experiment.


Cat. No. Item Name Qty.
SV241 Centripetal force base unit 1
SV250 Slotted mass set 1
SH317 Support base 1
SH323 Support rod 1
SW092 Boss head 1

* Additionally Required
Computer required with this setup.

Mechanics Experiments