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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Force Components on an Inclined Plane

PIRA 1J30.10

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A cart on an inclined plane is held in place by masses. Slide the incline out of the way and the block will be suspended.

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Inclined Plane Demo

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The block has a mass of 427 g. The masses needed to balance the perpendicular and parallel forces are 342 g and 256 g respectively.  

 

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