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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 , 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 gsin . The equation now becomes: = + ( ) S v0t 12 gsin t2 or = +( ) S v0t gsin t22...
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 Spring '08
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