Inclined_Plane_Lab_Report

# Inclined_Plane_Lab_Report - Motion on an Inclined Plane...

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Motion on an Inclined Plane Sample lab report Purpose: To find the mathematical model for displacement ( Δ x), velocity (v) and acceleration (a) vs. time for an object starting form rest and rolling down a (fairly) frictionless inclined plane or ramp. Hypothesis: Displacement will be directly proportional to time squared, velocity will be directly proportional to time, and acceleration will be constant. Since the object is moving down an incline with a constant slope, the object’s velocity will increase at a constant rate (this rate is known as acceleration). It will cover more and more distance in each successive second as the velocity increases. Apparatus: dynamics cart post to screw to cart inclined ramp 1-2cm support meter stick or ruler on dynamics system (ramp) 2 photogates Procedure: 1. Set up the apparatus as shown in the figure above. Daisy chain photogate 2 to photogate 1 as shown at the right. Plug photogate 1 into DIG1 on the Labquest. 2.

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## This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course PHY 1053 taught by Professor Fair during the Spring '08 term at Valencia.

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