The students are to determine the weight which a mass
experiences in the earth's gravitational field with a spring
balance. They should know that force is measured in N = kg
m∕s2 and recognize that weight is proportional to
mass. The proportionality factor is the acceleration of
gravity g in m∕s2. In a supplementary problem
the students should determine the acceleration of gravity
g from their measured values.
The term "(slotted) weight" is incorrect since we are
dealing with a mass which becomes a weight (in reality "a
weight-force") under the influence of the earth's gravity. The term
"mass piece" used here is better.
- Real stand material for an esecially stable and safe setup
- Student-suitable experiment descriptions with reports available