Experiment Using Newton’s Second Law of Motion
A report of an experiment investigating the relationship between the acceleration a of a dynamic cart of constant mass M, pulled up a 300 inclined plane, and an independent variable found with the force of a falling weight hanger of mass m.
” From Newton’s Second Law of Motion, F = ma, it was determined that a = [(2m – M) / (m + M)](g / 2). The lab is an original comprehensive work with a full theoretical background of derived equations, and tables and graphs displaying all pertinent experimental data. Several illustrations are also used to convey the details of the experimental method.”