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Unformatted text preview: a , it will travel a distance, S , over a time interval of t , where v0 is the initial velocity, which in this case is zero because the object is starting from rest. This gives us the following equation. = + S v0t 12at2 ‘ Fig. 1 If an object starts from rest on an inclined, frictionless plane on an angle θ , then the only force acting on the objecting causing it to accelerate down the ramp is the accelaration due to gravity. Because the object is on a inclined plane, the acceleration is identified as such, = a gsinθ . The equation now becomes: = + ( ) S v0t 12 gsinθ t2 or = +( ) S v0t gsinθ t22...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2010 for the course ECON 1202 taught by Professor Rusche during the Spring '08 term at Saint Mary's University Texas.
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