It's All Uphill

The It's All Uphill Interactive provides a tool to investigate the effect of an incline angle upon the amount of work (and amount of force) required to pull a cart up the incline at constant speed. The cart is elevated to the same height on each trial. The force applied to the cart is displayed on the screen and the displacement of the cart can be measured.

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Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. Or if desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared an activity for a more directed experience. The activity was designed with the intent of being used by classroom teachers with their classes.


Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.