Brandon Magalhaes
UTEID – bam2734
Partner: Joseph
Experiment 2: Uniformly Accelerated Motion
Introduction
– The purpose of this lab is to determine whether an object will face constant acceleration as a result of
gravity acting upon it. According to Newton’s theory of gravitation this should be the case, however it is the
component of gravity parallel to the surface of our incline (m*g*sin(theta)) that will be what causes our change in
velocity, therefore the acceleration will be of magnitude a=gsin(theta). To try and get more accurate results, we will
place our glider upon an inclined surface that is nearly frictionless due to the layer of air it puts between it and the
glider.
Conclusion
– It was a little difficult to see how our results in a table compared to a constant acceleration, however
once we made the data into a graph it was clear that our velocity had a linear equation with a positive slope meaning
its derivative (the acceleration) would be a positive, constant, or just a horizontal line.
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 Spring '09
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 Acceleration, Gravity, partner, Brandon Magalhaes UTEID

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