Efficiency of a Mousetrap Car

					Spring Constant of a Mousetrap Car
Finding the best mousetrap

What is a mousetrap?

Experiment#1 – Spring Constant
Tkθ

Results
Potential energy =
o

1 2 k ; k= 0.1796 N-m/rad; 2

 = 180 = 3.141 radians

Potential energy =

1 (0.1796)(3 .141)2  0.8860 N.m 2

Spring Constant (Mouse-Trap #1)
y = 0.1796x 0.4 0.35

Moment (N-m)

0.3 0.25 0.2 0.15 0.1 0.05 0 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 Angle (radians)


				
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