Table of Mechanics Demonstration

List of Mechanics Equipment & Supplies

Lecture Demonstrations

Basic Unit Set, 1A10.10

Topic and Concept:

Location:

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Abstract:

Show English and SI units of length, mass, weight, and time.

Equipment

Location

ID Number

1 lb

ME, Bay A3, Shelf #1

1 kg

ME, Bay B1, Shelf #3

1 Slug

Rod and Clamp Cabinet

1 12" Ruler

ME, Bay A3, Shelf #2

1 Meter Stick

Within Lecture Halls

1 Stop Clock

ME, Bay A3, Shelf #2

1A10.40b

Double Pan Balance

ME, Bay B2, Shelf #3

Important Setup Notes:

Setup and Procedure:

  1. Set out the above equipment.
  2. One can set up the one pound mass on a balance with the equivalent mass in grams on the other side, (ie. 1A10.20).

Cautions, Warnings, or Safety Concerns:

Discussion:

Discuss the differences of the basic sets of English and SI units of length (feet vs meter), mass (slug vs kilogram), weight (pound vs newton) and time (second). By setting out a clock with a second sweep, meter and yard sticks, kilogram and pound mass, and a balance.

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