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Sissilena RomackProfessor TaylorPHY-10127 October 2017Final ProjectMy Rube Goldberg Machine contains three steps or rather interactions, with each having a cause and effect which relates to Newton's Third Law of Motion, saying that ‘for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction’. When the device is first initiated, a rubber ball rolls down an incline plane made to look like a hill onto a steel beam, where it continues to roll until hitting a block. There is a series of eight blocks spaced out so that a domino reaction is able to beinitiated. The first rubber ball remains on the left side of the blocks, while at the right end the lastblock hits a second rubber ball causing it to roll off the steel rod onto a smaller steel beam. At this step the second rubber ball rolls off this small steel beam after being hit by the block and onto a teeter totter. The ball rolls off the right side onto a shorter gold pole where there is also a glass ball sitting.The last and third step is when the rubber ball comes off the teeter totter and causes both itself and the glass ball to fall in between the two gold beams or rather goalposts coming to a rest on the ground. When two objects react with one another, such as the bowling ball and the incline one is the action with the other being the reaction, since they have different directional angles it allows the ball to travel. Also allowing an object such as the ball to move is gravity which keeps it grounded and friction allows the motion since gravity is stronger than it in this case. Another thing to consider when two masses react with each other is the transfer of energy, because this always occurs such as when the first rubber ball hit the dominoes, when they hit one another and
then the second ball, and later with the seesaw and glass ball. As mentioned previously this is an