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Advanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics

Use Vernier probeware to teach mechanics concepts at the college physics, AP* Physics, or IB** Physics level. Use it in addition to Physics with Vernier for a comprehensive set of topics.


Advanced Physics with Vernier – Mechanics is the first of a two-volume set of experiments for the more in-depth introductory physics course, such as college physics, AP Physics, or IB Physics. Experiments are designed for an interactive teaching style, with planned moments for instructor- or student-led discussion.

Instructor Information sections for each experiment include discussions on how to guide students through a successful activity. The book includes many extensions to challenge the most talented students.

The second book in the series is Advanced Physics with Vernier — Beyond Mechanics.

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Included with Advanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics

Electronic Version

  • 19 experiments designed for an interactive teaching style, with planned moments for instructor or student-led discussion
  • Access to up-to-date versions of the experiments
  • Essential instructor information including discussions about how to lead students to a successful activity
  • Experiment extensions that challenge the most talented students
  • Word-processing files of the student investigations so you can edit the files to match your teaching preferences
  • A generous site license—buy one book and duplicate the experiments for your class
  • Instructions for data collection with Logger Pro 3 or LabQuest App

Printed Lab Book

When you buy the printed lab book you receive all of the resources listed for the electronic version, plus a printed copy of the book.

Sensors and Interfaces for Experiments

Buy a package to get the sensors and interface used for the experiments in this lab book or view products recommended for AP Physics 1 or 2 or AP Physics C.

Go to Advanced Physics – Mechanics Recommended Products


Select an experiment below to view an overview, objectives, necessary probeware, and standards correlations.

1Motion on an Incline
2Error Analysis
3Newton's First Law
4Newton's Second Law
5Newton's Third Law
6Projectile Motion
No probeware used
7Energy Storage and Transfer: Elastic Energy
8Energy Storage and Transfer: Kinetic Energy
9Energy Storage and Transfer: Gravitational Energy
10AImpulse and Momentum (Motion Detector)
10BImpulse and Momentum (Photogate)
11AMomentum and Collisions (Motion Detectors)
11BMomentum and Collisions (Photogates)
12ACentripetal Acceleration
12BCentripetal Acceleration
13Rotational Dynamics
14Conservation of Angular Momentum
15Simple Harmonic Motion: Mathematical Model
16Simple Harmonic Motion: Kinematics and Dynamics
17Pendulum Periods
18Physical Pendulum
19Center of Mass
No probeware used
Motion Detector
Dynamics Cart and Track System
Picket Fence

Picket Fence (1)

Bumper and Launcher Kit
Friction Pad

Friction Pad (1)

Dual-Range Force Sensor
Cart Picket Fence
Ultra Pulley Attachment

Ultra Pulley Attachment (1)

Pulley Bracket

Pulley Bracket (1)

Centripetal Force Apparatus

Centripetal Force Apparatus (1)

Rotary Motion Sensor
Rotational Motion Accessory Kit
Springs Set

Sample Download

Preview "Newton's Second Law" from Advanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics. The preview download includes student instructions, teacher tips, sample data, and more.

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Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Advanced Physics with Vernier - Mechanics (Electronic Version)PHYS-AM-EContact Us
Advanced Physics with Vernier — MechanicsPHYS-AMContact Us

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* AP and Advanced Placement Program are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product.

** The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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