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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. The handout used is "Uniform and Accelerated Motion".


Name Location Quantity
Blocks, Small Wooden JE-105A-S20 2 per table
Balls, Metal - 2" JE-105A-S22 1 per table
Timer, - MyChron, Battery JE-105A-D62 1 per table
Tape, Masking JE-105A-D63 1 per table
Meter Stick - 2.00m JE-105A-(105 Door-L) 1 per table


The two wooden blocks are used to raise the table end that touches the wall. Place one wooden block under each of the two table legs.

Make sure that the room has plenty of paper. 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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