FinalPhysicsLab#2 - I. Purpose The purpose of this lab was...

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I. Purpose The purpose of this lab was to verify that the displacement of the cart down the inclined plane is directly proportional to the square of the elapsed time. Additionally, we wanted to determine both the acceleration of the cart from an analysis of displacement over time and determine an experimental value for gravity by interpretation of the cart’s acceleration as a component of g. II. Hypothesis If the graph of the carts motion has distance plotted on the y-axis and time squared plotted on the x-axis, then the slope of that graph represents one half the acceleration of the cart. III. Materials/ Apparatus Materials A linear air track 1 Meter stick Track timer 2 Wooden blocks 1 Lab cart IV. Procedure 1. Placed two small wooden blocks under the support at one end of the air track in order to elevate the track and estimated the value of h. 2. Measured the distance, d, between the points of support of the air track. 3. Released the cart from rest at the top of the incline and
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course ENGL 1101 taught by Professor Barlow during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Southern University .

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FinalPhysicsLab#2 - I. Purpose The purpose of this lab was...

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