How does the weight of an object affect its motion? And finally what is the effect of other forces other than gravity on the objects motion? The following measurements were taken in the lab: The objects displacement over time during the fall and the Carts displacement over time starting from rest. The time interval for the cart for five different inclination angles and the time interval when the angle of inclination for the cart is constant, and the mass is varied were noted.
The measurement taken in the lab relate to the principals used in the experiment. Using the measurements and the basic kinematic equations we have calculated displacement, velocity and acceleration. Therefore the motion of the object in free fall and an inclined plane has been described. The lab relates to the material covered in class since using the data we have confirmed the expected results from theoretical analysis using the actual results. Real world applications of this lab include orbit calculations, explorations of oceans resources, satellite launch, exploration of natural resources and isometric height measurements.
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