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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Inclined Track Acceleration

PIRA 1C20.30

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

A cart on an inclined track will steady increase its velocity due to constant acceleration from gravity. The amount of acceleration is related to the angle.

Recipe and
Location:

Dynamins Cart
Dynamics Track
Slotted Masses for Incline

Video:

Streaming Video:

None

MPG Video:

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Real Video:

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Notes:

This demo can be timed using photogates and your thinkpad (student do this in lab as well).

 

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