Physics

Physics Starter Bundle NPS001
Covers 35 Experiments in Fourier’s Physics book

Physics Comprehensive Bundle NPC001
Covers 55 Experiments in Fourier’s Physics book

  1. Mechanics
  2. Electricity & magnetism
  3. Sound and waves

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  • Current ±2.5 A

    Current ±2.5 A

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    Current ±2.5 A

    Current ±2.5 A

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      Description

      The Current Sensor is an ampere meter, measuring current values between -2.5 and 2.5 amperes. It is capable of measuring both direct and alternate current and includes two durable banana plugs for easy connection.

      Common usage

      The Current Sensor is used in various electricity experiments such as EMF and internal resistance, Ohm’s Law, or the study of current characteristics of a light bulb and a diode.

      Specifications

      • Range: ±2.5 A
      • Input Current: AC or DC
      • Accuracy: ±3 % over entire range
      • Resolution (12-bit): 1.25 mA
      • Default Sample Rate: 10 samples per second
      • Input Resistance: 0.1 Ω
      • Maximum Input Current: 5 A
    • Distance

      Distance

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      Distance

      Distance

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        Description

        This digital Distance Sensor measures the distance between the sensor and an object in the range of 0.2 to 10 m. The sensor is supplied with a mounting rod and can sample data at up to 50 times per second.

        Common usage

        Topics such as the harmonic motion of a spring and free fall acceleration can be explored using this Distance Sensor. It is used for various experiments in Physics and mechanics.

        Specifications

        • Range: 0.2 to 10 m
        • Accuracy: 2% over entire range
        • Resolution (12-bit): 2.44 mm
        • Sampling Rate: Up to 50 samples per second
        • Receiver Viewing Angle: ±15º to ±20º
        • Features: Reports position, velocity and acceleration
        • Data Logger Input Type: Digital
        • Recommended Sensor Usage:
        • Operate while the AC/DC adapter powers the data logger
      • Force

        Force

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        Force

        Force

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          Description

          The Force Sensor is a popular force dual range sensor, capable of measuring pushing and pulling forces.  It has two ranges: ±10 N or ±50 N. It can be easily mounted on a stand or dynamics cart, or used as a replacement for a hand-held spring scale. The sensor is supplied with mounting rod, collision bumper, hook and cart mounting bracket.

          Common usage

          This sensor can be used to study friction, simple harmonic motion, impact in collisions, or centripetal force. 

           

          Specifications

          • Range: - 10 N to +10 N
          • - 50 N to +50 N
          • Accuracy: ±2 % over entire range
          • Resolution (12-bit) for ±10 N:
          • Resolution (12-bit) for ±50 N: 0.005 N, 0.025 N
          • Default Sample Rate: 10 samples per second

          Feature: Equipped with a gain and offset calibration screw

           

        • Magnetic Field

          Magnetic Field

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          Magnetic Field

          Magnetic Field

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            Description

            Fourier’s Magnetic Field Sensor is two sensors in one. Its low resolution range is used to explore the nature and strengths of the magnetic fields of solenoids and permanent magnets, while its high resolution range is used to explore the Earth’s magnetic field.

            Common usage

            This sensor can be used for a variety of interesting experiments such as measuring the earth’s magnetic field or studying the magnetic field near a permanent magnet, near a current–carrying wire or inside a solenoid.

            Specifications

            • Range: ±10 mT; ±0.2 mT
            • Accuracy: ±6 % over entire range
            • Resolution (12-bit):
            • For: ±10 mT: 5 μT
            • For: ±0.2 mT: 0.1 μT
            • Default Sample Rate: 10 samples per second
            • Feature: Equipped with an offset calibration screw
          • Voltage ±25 V

            Voltage ±25 V

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            Voltage ±25 V

            Voltage ±25 V

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               Description

              This Voltage Sensor is a differential sensor, capable of measuring both direct and alternate current.   The sensor has two durable banana plugs for easy connection, as well as floating inputs, allowing one to connect any number of voltage sensors to a circuit without shortening them.

              Common usage

              The Voltage Sensor can be used in conducting experiments such as capacitor charging and discharging, studying of voltage characteristics of a light bulb and a diode, measuring magnetic induction, EMF and damped oscillations. 

               

              Specifications

              • Range: ±25 V
              • Input Voltage: AC or DC
              • Accuracy: ±3 % over entire range
              • Resolution (12-bit): 12.5 mV
              • Maximum Sample Rate: 20,000 samples per second
              • Input Resistance: 250 kΩ
              • Maximum Input Voltage: 60 V

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            • Current ±2.5 A

              Current ±2.5 A

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              Current ±2.5 A

              Current ±2.5 A

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                Description

                The Current Sensor is an ampere meter, measuring current values between -2.5 and 2.5 amperes. It is capable of measuring both direct and alternate current and includes two durable banana plugs for easy connection.

                Common usage

                The Current Sensor is used in various electricity experiments such as EMF and internal resistance, Ohm’s Law, or the study of current characteristics of a light bulb and a diode.

                Specifications

                • Range: ±2.5 A
                • Input Current: AC or DC
                • Accuracy: ±3 % over entire range
                • Resolution (12-bit): 1.25 mA
                • Default Sample Rate: 10 samples per second
                • Input Resistance: 0.1 Ω
                • Maximum Input Current: 5 A
              • Current ±250 mA

                Current ±250 mA

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                Current ±250 mA

                Current ±250 mA

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                  Description

                  This sensor is an ampere meter, measuring current values between -250 and 250mA.  It is a differential sensor, capable of measuring both direct and alternate current and includes two durable banana plugs for easy connection.

                  Common usage

                  This Current Sensor is used in various electricity experiments such as EMF and internal resistance, Ohm’s Law, or the study of current characteristics of a light bulb and a diode.

                  Specifications

                  • Range: ±250 mA
                  • Input Current: AC or DC
                  • Accuracy: ±3 % over entire range
                  • Resolution (12-bit): ±125 μA
                  • Default Sample Rate: 10 samples per second
                  • Input Resistance: 1 Ω
                  • Maximum Input Current: 1.7 A
                • Distance

                  Distance

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                  Distance

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                    Description

                    This digital Distance Sensor measures the distance between the sensor and an object in the range of 0.2 to 10 m. The sensor is supplied with a mounting rod and can sample data at up to 50 times per second.

                    Common usage

                    Topics such as the harmonic motion of a spring and free fall acceleration can be explored using this Distance Sensor. It is used for various experiments in Physics and mechanics.

                    Specifications

                    • Range: 0.2 to 10 m
                    • Accuracy: 2% over entire range
                    • Resolution (12-bit): 2.44 mm
                    • Sampling Rate: Up to 50 samples per second
                    • Receiver Viewing Angle: ±15º to ±20º
                    • Features: Reports position, velocity and acceleration
                    • Data Logger Input Type: Digital
                    • Recommended Sensor Usage:
                    • Operate while the AC/DC adapter powers the data logger
                  • Force

                    Force

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                    Force

                    Force

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                      Description

                      The Force Sensor is a popular force dual range sensor, capable of measuring pushing and pulling forces.  It has two ranges: ±10 N or ±50 N. It can be easily mounted on a stand or dynamics cart, or used as a replacement for a hand-held spring scale. The sensor is supplied with mounting rod, collision bumper, hook and cart mounting bracket.

                      Common usage

                      This sensor can be used to study friction, simple harmonic motion, impact in collisions, or centripetal force. 

                       

                      Specifications

                      • Range: - 10 N to +10 N
                      • - 50 N to +50 N
                      • Accuracy: ±2 % over entire range
                      • Resolution (12-bit) for ±10 N:
                      • Resolution (12-bit) for ±50 N: 0.005 N, 0.025 N
                      • Default Sample Rate: 10 samples per second

                      Feature: Equipped with a gain and offset calibration screw

                       

                    • Light Multi-Range

                      Light Multi-Range

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                      Light Multi-Range

                      Light Multi-Range

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                        Description

                        This all-purpose, high precision, quick response Light Sensor is designed to measure three ranges of light, 0 to 600 lx, 0 to 6 klx and 0 to 150 klx making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor light measurements.

                        Common usage

                        Indoors, this sensor can be used in experiments that examine bulb intensities, light absorbance, photosynthesis and more. Outdoors, experiments measuring solar radiation can be conducted, among others.

                        Specifications

                        • Range:
                        • 0 to 600 lx;
                        • 0 to 6,000 lx;
                        • 0 to 150 klx
                        • Accuracy: ±4 % over entire range
                        • Resolution (12-bit):
                        • For: 0 to 600 lx: 0.15 lx
                        • For: 0 to 6000 lx: 1.5 lx
                        • For: 0 to 150 klx: 37 lx
                        • Default Sample Rate: 10 samples per second
                        • Spectral Response: Visible light

                         

                      • Magnetic Field

                        Magnetic Field

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                        Magnetic Field

                        Magnetic Field

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                          Description

                          Fourier’s Magnetic Field Sensor is two sensors in one. Its low resolution range is used to explore the nature and strengths of the magnetic fields of solenoids and permanent magnets, while its high resolution range is used to explore the Earth’s magnetic field.

                          Common usage

                          This sensor can be used for a variety of interesting experiments such as measuring the earth’s magnetic field or studying the magnetic field near a permanent magnet, near a current–carrying wire or inside a solenoid.

                          Specifications

                          • Range: ±10 mT; ±0.2 mT
                          • Accuracy: ±6 % over entire range
                          • Resolution (12-bit):
                          • For: ±10 mT: 5 μT
                          • For: ±0.2 mT: 0.1 μT
                          • Default Sample Rate: 10 samples per second
                          • Feature: Equipped with an offset calibration screw
                        • Microphone

                          Microphone

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                          Microphone

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                            Description

                            This Microphone Sound Sensor has an output of ±2.5 V. The Microphone is designed to study the properties of sound waves from voices and musical instruments and can also be used for measuring the speed of sound.

                            It is not a noise level sensor.

                            Common usage

                            Used for the study of sound properties, typical experiments include sound speed

                            through air and other materials, Sound Beats and harmonic properties of sound. 

                            Specifications

                            • Frequency Range: 35 to 10,000 Hz
                            • Range: ±2.5 V
                            • Resolution (12-bit): 1.22 mV
                            • Maximum Sample Rate: 20,000 samples per second

                            Note: Sampling rate must be 5 times the test frequency

                          • Photo Gate

                            Photo Gate

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                            Photo Gate

                            Photo Gate

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                               Description

                              This general-purpose Photo Gate Sensor is commonly used to measure the time it takes for an object to pass between its arms. It is used for a wide variety of experiments in Physics and physical science classes.

                              Common usage

                              • Measuring acceleration due to gravity
                              • Studying the swing of a pendulum
                              • Measuring the speed of a rolling object
                              • Measuring the speed of objects undergoing collisions

                               

                              Specifications

                              • Range: 0 to 5 V
                              • Detector rise time: 180 ns
                              • Detector fall time: 180 ns
                              • Parallax error: For an object passing within 1 cm of the detector, with a velocity less than 10 m/s, the difference between the true and effective length is less than 1 mm Infrared source: Peak at 800 nm
                            • Pressure  0 to 700 kPa

                              Pressure 0 to 700 kPa

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                              Pressure  0 to 700 kPa

                              Pressure 0 to 700 kPa

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                                Description

                                The Pressure Sensor (0-700 kPa) is an absolute gas pressure sensor. It measures applied external pressure relative to zero pressure reference sealed inside the sensor. The Pressure sensor’s range is 0-700 kPa (0-6.9 atm or 0–7,000 mbar). 

                                Included with this sensor are a plastic tube with a Luer Lock Connector, suitable for experiments in small containers as syringes and valves.

                                Common usage

                                The Pressure Sensor is commonly used in Biology and Chemistry experiments, such as demonstrating Boyle’s Law, Gay- Lussac’s Law or measuring the rate of a chemical reaction.

                                Specifications

                                • Range: 0 - 700 kPa
                                • Accuracy: ±3 % over entire range
                                • Resolution (12-bit): 0.18 kPa
                                • Default Sample Rate: 10 samples per second
                                • Response Time (for 90% change in reading): 1 ms
                                • Operating Temperature: 0 to 85 °C

                                Features: Equipped with an offset calibration screw

                              • Rotary Motion

                                Rotary Motion

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                                Rotary Motion

                                Rotary Motion

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                                  Description

                                  This Rotary Motion Sensor measures angular position in very high resolution and counts the sensor pulley turns.  It can also be used to measure linear motion with a resolution of 0.1 mm.  This is done by rolling the pulley along a plane, or by hanging a string over the pulley.

                                  The Rotary Motion Sensor comes with a 3-step pulley and mounting rod. An optional accessory is also available: a pendulum that consists of a long light aluminum rod and two brass masses which can be attached at any point on the thin rod.

                                  Common usage

                                  Fourier’s Rotary Motion Sensor is a sensitive, accurate angular and linear position sensor. Common experiments include: acceleration, pendulum, harmonic motion, torque, moments of inertia and for very accurate linear position in two slits laser interference. 

                                  Specifications

                                  • Range: ±128 °
                                  • Resolution (12-bit): 0.062 °
                                  • Accuracy: ±0.125 °
                                  • Maximum Speed: 1 m/s
                                  • Default Sample Rate: 10 samples per second
                                  • 3-step Pulley Radius: 0.025 m, 0.015 m, 0.005 m
                                  • Direction of Motion: Indicates
                                  • Data Logger Input Type: Digital

                                  Recommended Sensor Usage: Operated while the AC/DC adapter powers the data logger

                                • Temperature -40 to 140 °C

                                  Temperature -40 to 140 °C

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                                  Temperature -40 to 140 °C

                                  Temperature -40 to 140 °C

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                                    Description

                                    Fourier’s stainless steel Temperature Sensor is both simple and durable.  It is covered with a protective isolating material, making it significantly stronger than a traditional glass thermometer.  The sensor connects directly to the data logger using a standard mini-din cable.

                                    Common usage

                                    With a range of -40 °C to 140 °C, it can be used for experiments in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science.  It is particularly well suited for conduction water and other chemical solution temperature measurements.

                                     

                                    Specifications

                                    •Range for NOVA5000:

                                    • -40 to 140 °C
                                    • -40 to 284 °F
                                    • 233.15 to 413.15 K

                                    Range for MultiLogPRO:

                                    • -40 to 140 °C
                                    • -40 to 284 °F
                                    • Accuracy: ±2 % over entire range
                                    • Resolution (12-bit): 0.03 °C
                                    • Default Sample Rate: 10 samples per second
                                    • Response Time (for 90% change in reading):
                                    • 20 seconds in liquid
                                    • 40 to 60 seconds in air
                                    • Sensing Element: Located inside the sensor’s tip

                                     

                                  • Triple Range Voltage

                                    Triple Range Voltage

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                                    Triple Range Voltage

                                    Triple Range Voltage

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                                      Description

                                      A high precision, quick response sensor, Fourier’s Voltage (triple range) Sensor is three sensors in one body.  It is designed to take measurements in the ranges of: ±1 V, ±10 V and ±25 V.  The sensor is equipped with a switch for selecting the desired voltage range, and comes with two durable banana plugs for easy connection; and floating inputs, to connect any number of voltage sensors to a circuit without shortening them.  This sensor is only compatible with Fourier’s NOVA Link data logger. 

                                      Common usage

                                      This is a precise differential sensor, capable of measuring both direct and alternate voltage current and is suitable for use in a wide range of experiments in Physics and Chemistry.  Typical experiments performed using this sensor include: EMF and internal resistance, V-I characteristics of a wire, a light bulb and a diode, Connections of batteries, Resistance of a wire – Ohm’s Law and many more.

                                      Specifications

                                      Range:

                                      • ± 1 V
                                      • ± 10 V
                                      • ± 25 V

                                      Input Voltage: AC or DC

                                      Accuracy:

                                      • For: ± 1 V        1%
                                      • For: ± 10 V      1%
                                      • For: ± 25 V      2%

                                      Resolution (12-bit):

                                      • For: ± 1 V 0.5 mV
                                      • For: ± 10 V 5 mV
                                      • For: ± 25 V 12.5 mV

                                      Maximum Sample Rate: 10,000 samples per second

                                      Input Resistance: 1MΩ

                                      Maximum Input Voltage: 200 V