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Adjustable Inclined Plane

PHY 100 & 103

This experiment illustrates the relationship between time, velocity, and acceleration. Students will calculate the average velocity of an object, the instantaneous velocity of the object at distance d, and the acceleration of the object.


Name Location Quantity
Rods, Metal JE-105A-D89,99,100 1 per table
Inclined Planes (Wide) JE105A S132 1 per table
Timer, - MyChron, Battery JE-105A-D62 1 per table
Balls, Metal - 2" JE-105A-S22 1 per table
Meter Stick - 2.00m JE-105A-(105 Door-L) 1 per table
Meter Stick - 1.00m JE-105A-(105 Door), D98 1 per table
Clamp, Lattice Rod JE-105A-D64 1 per table


The metal rods used have to fit through the holes of the inclined planes. These rods are found in D89. Each lab bench already has a lattice rod clamp attached to the lab bench rod.

Make sure that the room has plenty of paper and that each table has a ruler and a meter stick. Along with the initial apparatus set-up, supply a sufficient number of the appropriate paper procedure handouts for all of the lab sections that will use the set-up over the course of the week. Print the PDF, duplicate to double-sided pages, staple, and leave pile on instructor's table prior to first use of set-up.

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