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Acceleration from Gravity on an Incline I. Introduction: Acceleration is the rate of change of the velocity of a moving body. Galileo was the first person to actually experiment and examine the concept of acceleration back in the seventeenth century. Acceleration can be determined by calculating the gravity and an incline. An incline is slope that is deviated between horizontal and vertical positions. Gravity is the natural force of attraction towards the center of the earth. Because of this...

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in Lesson 1 is acceleration. An often confused quantity, acceleration has a meaning much different than the meaning associated with it by sports announcers and other individuals. The definition of acceleration is: Acceleration is a vector quantity that is defined as the rate at which an object changes its velocity. An object is accelerating if it is changing its velocity. Sports announcers will occasionally say that a person is accelerating if he/she is moving fast. Yet acceleration has nothing to...

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Force and Acceleration

force and motion I problem 1 The figure below is an overhead view of a 12 kg tire that is to be pulled by three ropes. One force (Fl, with magnitude 50 N) is indicated. Orient the other two forces F2 and F3 so that the magnitude of the resulting acceleration of the tire is least, and find that magnitude if (a) F2 = 30N, F3= 20 N; (b) F2= 30 N, F3 = 10 N; and (c) F2 = F3 = 30 N. problem 2 A weight-conscious penguin with a mass of 15.0 kg rests on a bathroom scale (see figure below). What are (a)...

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Velocity and Average Acceleration

Acceleration Worksheet 3 Worked Example A cheetah running at 20 m s−1 slows down as it approaches a stream. Within 3.0s, its speed has reduced to 2 m s−1. Calculate the average acceleration of the cheetah. Solve the following: 1. A sports car, accelerating from rest, was timed over 400 m and was found to reach a speed of 120 km h−1 in 18.0 s. a. What was the average speed of the car in m s−1? b. Calculate the average acceleration of the car in km h−1 s−1. c. What was...

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Lab report - mass and acceleration

between mass and acceleration Stage 1 - Planning Title: Investigating acceleration – How does changing the mass of an object change its acceleration? Introduction: As the speed of moving object and rate, the forces acting on the object, the mass of the object, and gravitational force of it might affect the acceleration, I will investigate about the mass of the object. Aim: I will try to answer the question “How does changing the mass of an object change its acceleration?” which is to find...

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Measurement of Free-Fall Acceleration

Free-Fall Acceleration Introduction Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), the man first accredited with the correct notion of free-fall with uniform acceleration, stated that 'if one were to remove entirely the resistance of the medium, all materials would descend with equal speed.' Today, this statement holds true for all objects in free-fall near the Earth's surface. The purpose of this experiment is to verify Galileo's assertion that acceleration is constant. In addition, the magnitude of acceleration will...

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Acceleration and M1 A1

M1 SUVAT Equations 1. An aircraft moves along a straight horizontal runway with constant acceleration. It passes a point A on the runway with speed 16 m s–1. It then passes the point B on the runway with speed 34 m s–1. The distance from A to B is 150 m. (a) Find the acceleration of the aircraft. (3) (b) Find the time taken by the aircraft in moving from A to B. (2) (c) Find, to 3 significant figures, the speed of the aircraft when it passes the point mid-way between A and B. (2) (Total...

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Case Study toyota acceleration

 Case Study: Toyota Acceleration Problem 1) For the case study, our group, The Socratic Triads, we have chosen to analysis the ethical issues that are related to the Toyota acceleration problem. The Toyota acceleration problem first came to the light in the media around late 2009. The acceleration pedal of certain models of Toyotas and Lexus were unintendedly accelerating without the driver’s foot on the pedal. It has been reported that the acceleration pedal has been malfunctioning as early as...

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Lab Conclusion - Acceleration

Lab Conclusion When comparing the average speed results from part two of the lab and the definition of acceleration, you find similarities between the two. First, average speed is distance divided by time, and we use it to describe the motion of an object moving at changing speeds. We can see this from our lab results from the average speed of the marble traveling down the ramp, because it picks up speed. When the marble is released at the top of the ramp, the ball doesn’t have the same momentum...

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Velocity and Constant Acceleration

Calculate the value of t when Q is due north of P. (2) (Total 8 marks) 2. A train starts from rest at a station A and moves along a straight horizontal track. For the first 10 s, the train moves with constant acceleration 1.2 m s–2. For the next 24 s it moves with constant acceleration 0.75 m s–2. It then moves with constant speed for T seconds. Finally it slows down with constant deceleration 3 m s–2 until it comes to rest at a station B. (a) (b) (c) Show that, 34 s after leaving A, the speed...

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