Higher Physics Lab Mechanics

Linear Air Track with Data Logging SK076


Exp-1 To study the linear motion under virtually frictionless conditions.
Exp-2 To study the elastic and inelastic collision.
Exp-3 To study the concept of velocity.
Exp-4 To study the concept of accelerations.
Exp-5 To study the conservation of momentum & energy.
Exp-6 To study the dependency of mass ratio to kinetic energy.

  • Accessories simply plug into the ends of vehicle.
  • The magnet on buffers are identically polarised so they will repel producing elastic collisions between two vehicles.
  • Interrupter cards. These are for interrupting light gates for timing applications.
  • Facilitates the study of mechanics.
  • Linear motion under frictionless condition.
  • Precise and accurate data.
  • Computer connectivity.
  • Linear motion.
  • Newton law of motion.
  • Elastic collision.
  • Inelastic collision.
  • Conservation of momentum.
  • Conservation of energy.
  • Mass ratio.

It is used for study of frictionless motion, elastic and inelastic collisions, velocity, acceleration, conservation of momentum etc. In the present setup, a triangular section aluminium alloy track, length 200cm, with two row’s of air holes through which air emerge forming air cushion on which the vehicles float. The vehicles show linear motion under virtually frictionless condition. Supported on three adjustable feet. At one end of track an air inlet tube connection is given. Supplied with accessories.


Cat. No. Item Name Qty.
SH501 Air Track with accessories 1
CH238 Air Blower 1
  Photogate sensors 2
  Data Logging Iinterface 1
  Software 1
SW092 Bosshead 2
SH317 Support Base 2
CD038 Support rod 2

* Additionally Required
Computer not supplied with this setup.

Mechanics Experiments