The experiment's purpose was to show how the acceleration of a cart rolling down an inclined track depends on the angle of the plane. This will show how acceleration changes in certain angles and height. The group will make 2 tables: the position and time of the cart rolling down an incline and the acceleration of a cart rolling down an incline. We have stated that the more angle and height of the track, the more acceleration and shorter time.
In this experiment, it will focus on getting the time, position, angle, and acceleration of the cart on the incline in varying height. The objectives of the experiment is to inspect how the acceleration of the cart depend on the angle of the plane. The members must assure that the height is exact and the time must be well observed. The significance of this experiment is that it can help us determine how acceleration changes in different ways in the angle and the height.
1. Set up the track with the stand and pivot clamp.
2. Place the cart against the end stop and record its position.
3. Pull the cart to the designated initial position.
4. Release the cart from the initial position and record the time that how long it will reach the end stop. Repeat for 10 times then record.
5. For the next trial, lower the track by 1 cm. Then record again.
6. Repeat and record 7 angles and lower the end of the track with each angle.
Table 6.1: Position and time of a cart rolling down an incline
Initial Release position | 112.5 cm |
Final Position | 12.5 cm |
Distance Traveled (d) | 100 cm |
| Height on Track |
Time | 15 cm | 14 cm | 13 cm | 12 cm | 11 cm | 10 cm | 9 cm |
1 | 1.18 | 1.36 | 1.52 | 1.62 | 1.72 | 1.77 | 1.93 |
2 | 1.15 | 1.44 | 1.33 | 1.68 | 1.74 | 1.82 | 1.95 |
3 | 1.30 | 1.44 | 1.52 | 1.60 | 1.70 | 1.76 | 1.96 |
4 | 1.33 | 1.32 | 1.51 | 1.63 | 1.52 | 1.82 | 2.01 |
5 | 1.26 | 1.51 | 1.66 | 1.60 | 1.68 | 1.75 | 1.95 |