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# Conserve That - Conserve That A cart rail is set up and two...

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Conserve That A cart rail is set up and two carts are placed next to each other on top of the rail, with one of the carts having a spring built into it. A 250g mass is placed on top of the spring cart, and using the law of Conservation of Linear Momentum, a prediction is made as to when the spring is launched; the carts will travel to the opposite ends of the rail and strike the bumpers at the end of the track simultaneously. I. INTRODUCTION A rail with bumpers at both ends is placed on top of the table. A cart with a spring built into it is placed on the track with a mass of 250g placed on top of it. Another cart without a built in spring is placed right next to the first cart; where the spring, when launched will push the second cart. The laws of conservation are used to determine at what speed each cart will move and the point at which the cart needs to be placed in order for the carts to hit the bumpers simultaneously is obtained.

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