It's All Uphill
Begin Activity
In this simulation, a cart will be pulled up an inclined plane at a constant speed. The force and displacement can be measured and used to calculate the work. The mass of the cart and the angle of the incline can be modified. The purpose of the activity is to determine the effect of the angle of incline upon the force required to pull the cart at a constant speed and upon the amount of work done on the cart.
Mass = 2.0 kg
Mass = 4.0 kg
You will be able to modify the mass of the cart and the angle of the incline. Click a button to select a cart mass.
Mass = 3.0 kg
50°
Mass = 2.0 kg Click on an angle value to run a trial with that angle measure.
60°
30°
70°
40°
80°
90°
Pick a Different Mass
Mass = 3.0 kg Click on an angle value to run a trial with that angle measure.
Mass = 4.0 kg Click on an angle value to run a trial with that angle measure.
Click one of the buttons below to run a trial with a different incline angle.
2.0
Pick a newMass
Angle (°):
Mass (kg):
9.8 N
30.0
1.0
Conditons for this trial are shown below. Click the Run Trial button to collect data. Use the navigation buttons at the bottom to change the conditons or to return to the Home screen.
Repeat
Run Trial
Height (m):
12.6 N
40.0
15.0 N
50.0
17.0 N
60.0
18.4 N
70.0
19.3 N
80.0
19.6 N
90.0
14.7 N
Conditons for this trial are shown below. Click the Run Trial button to collect data. Use the navigation buttons at the bottom to change the conditons or to return to the Home screen.
3.0
18.9 N
22.5 N
25.5 N
27.6 N
29.0 N
29.4 N
4.0
25.2 N
30.0 N
33.9 N
36.8 N
38.6 N
39.2 N
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