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Inclined Plane Lab

# Inclined Plane Lab - 7 Incline the plane to approximately...

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Purpose: The purpose of this experiment was to observe the effects that a force transducer has on an object on an incline plane. The purpose was also to work on collecting statistical data and to display it within a graph in a linear function. Equipment or Apparatus: Dynamic cart; Track; Lab Stand; Masses; Meter Stick; Ruler; Balance; Force Sensor and Computer with DataStudio Method: 1. Configure Data Studio to display correct data when applying known amounts of force. In this case the high value is 0, and the low value will be -9.8 Newtons. 2. Using 0.1 kg, 0.2 kg, 0.5 kg and 1 kg weights, collect data for each and find the percent difference between the applied and measured force. 3. Incline the plane to approximately 10 degrees. 4. Find the exact angle by using the formula: θ = tan -1 (y/x) 5. Incline the plane to approximately 15 degrees. 6. Repeat step 4.

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Unformatted text preview: 7. Incline the plane to approximately 20 degrees. 8. Repeat step 4. CALCULATIONS and ANALYSIS: SUGGESTED DATA AND CALCULATION SHEET Part 1. Force Sensor Added Mass (grams) 100 200 500 1000 Added Force (Newtons) 0.98 1.96 4.75 9.80 Force Sensor Reading (Newtons)-0.98-1.94-4.86-9.72 Part 2. Incline Track Mass of cart, M = ____0.491 ____ (kilograms) ~ 10 degrees Calculated F P Force Sensor Reading F p height (y) = _21cm __ F P = 9.80 × MSin θ F P = 0.76 N ___ = __0.844 ____ base (x) = _118 cm θ = tan-1 (y/x) = _10.1 __ ~ 15 degrees height (y) = __31cm _ F P = 9.80 × MSin θ F P = __1.13 N _ = ____1.243 _____ base (x) = 116 cm θ = tan-1 (y/x) = __14.97 ___ ~ 20 degrees height (y) = _41 cm __ F P = 9.80 × MSin θ F P = _1.53 _N _ = __1.64 _______ base (x) = __110 cm ___ θ = tan-1 (y/x) = _19.98 ___...
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