A common piece of laboratory equipment that is used in introductory physics or physical science classes is an acceleration timer
. An acceleration timer tracks the position of a moving object as a function of time.
This document is a complete derivation of an equation for determining the instantaneous velocity of an object undergoing constant acceleration, and is used in conjunction with an acceleration timer.
This standalone document is also bundled with other products, including Laboratory: Acceleration Due To Gravity
and Laboratory: Conservation Of Energy
Applicable to Physics, Honors Physics, and AP Physics classes.
This exercise covers portions of the following California State Science Standards
Physics - Motion and Forces
Investigation and Experimentation