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lab 1 physics - Mass and Motion down an incline. Performed...

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Mass and Motion down an incline. Performed by Sarin Regmi Date: 24 th September 2009 TA: Brian Howard. Object of the problem . We are asked to find out whether the acceleration of a body that rolls down an inclined plane has any dependence on its mass. To carry out the experiment we rolled three carts with varying masses down the plane and took the videos. The acceleration was then calculated using the video analysis and LabVIEW. Prediction Our group predicted that the acceleration of the cart when it rolls down an inclined plane would be constant regardless of the mass of the cart. We started from the mathematical definition of acceleration, a = d And integrated it twice with respect to time to see how the acceleration depends upon the change in position and time. We found, S = ut + 0.5at^2 (1) If “u” represents the initial velocity, “a” the acceleration, “t” the time of motion and “S” the change in position, solving for “a” from (1) we find: From this equation we deduced that acceleration has no dependence with mass as we had
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course PHYS 1301 taught by Professor Zudov during the Spring '06 term at Minnesota.

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