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Mouse Car Report Done By Nicholas Dias and Atif Khan SPH3U1 1. What source of friction (good and bad) does one need to consider in designing an effective mouse trap car? Try to come up with at least four.
2. Explain how Newton’s first, second and third laws apply to the performance of your car.
acceleration. We used the second law by making our car as light as it could be. We did this by cutting off a part of the axles because they were too long to reduce weight. We also tried to give it more energy by creating grip with the ground to make it accelerate faster and have more power. Newton’s Third Law: (Action-Reaction Forces) States that when object A exerts a force on object B, object B exerts the same amount force in the opposite direction back onto object A. Newton’s third Law was used on the race day when we pushed the mousetrap car in the cafeteria. The Mousetrap car exerted the same amount force in the opposite direction back onto us and travelled 6 meters.

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