Physics I Lab Manual 2011 59

Physics I Lab Manual 2011 59 - in potential energy of the...

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Experiment 8 Work and Energy Objective To validate the work-energy theorem and to study the conservation of energy principle. Theory The work-energy theorem states that the net (total) work done on a system is equal to its increase in kinetic energy. You will determine the work done on a (nearly) frictionless cart and show that the work done is equal to the increase in kinetic energy of the cart. Furthermore, you will show that the increase in energy of the cart is equal to the decrease
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Unformatted text preview: in potential energy of the falling weight that supplies the force on the cart. The apparatus consists of a cart that is accelerated along a linear track by the constant force due to the tension in a cord attached to a falling mass. The cord passes over a pulley mounted on a rotation sensor that will be used to determine the velocity of the cart as a function of time. 49...
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