Amer Mesallem week ! physics lab

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Worksheet for Interactive Lab1 The Inclined Plane   Name Amer Mesallem____  Physics 216 Grade ___/42 Date  10/30/10______ The motion of a brick sliding down an inclined plane is  an old and venerable problem. It may not seem all that exciting, but it is absolutely  fundamental. If you can understand this piece of physics, you are well on your way to  mastering much of what follows in your course. This interactive allows you to play with the  classic problem of "the Brick". Use it to develop your intuition. Analyze the velocity vs. time graph and the acceleration and velocity vectors for the brick  and describe the influence of the parameters. The Lab will be graded based upon the  appropriate use of the language of physics to describe the data recorded. 1. (4 points) The bars representing gravitational potential energy and mechanical  energy will increase when you increase the angle. Why? (use the language of physics)     Gravitational and potential energy increase, cause when you raise the angle  the  amount of stored ppotential gravitational energy increases. This happens because  the speed at which the block accelerates down the blank is faster due to the angle  of the plank 2. (4 points) The  View Vectors  panel allows you to select the quantities displayed in  the picture area of the screen. Select each component individually and play the  animation for several different angles and record your results in a table. How do 
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course PHYSICS 112 taught by Professor Thrush during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Sacramento.

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