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Title Acceleration on an Incline Purpose Hypothesis By rolling a metal ball down an inclined ramp we see the effects of gravity As we perform this experiment we get values for displacement average time it takes for a ball to go a certain displacement average velocity initial velocity final velocity and acceleration According to the Law of Falling Bodies All objects regardless of mass approach Earths surface with the same acceleration In this lab we indirectly prove this We are trying to figure out if a change in time or distance will affect the acceleration constant We are also trying to figure out if the Law is even true if all our trials show that acceleration is constant than the Law is correct No matter the distance or time acceleration should be the same for all the trials assuming that the conditions are the same ie The ramps angle for all the trials We are trying to prove this theory by rolling a metal ball down a ramp which is set at an angle and stopping it at a certain displacement As this is going on the time it takes to travel that distance is measured with a stopwatch By comparing time vs distance we should be able to prove the theory correct by getting results that show a constant acceleration between the trials Materials Design Drawing MaterialCorresponding Letter on Diagram Metallic Ball A Object to stop Metallic Ball halts ballB Inclined Ramp C Ruler measures out distanceD Stop Watch measures time it takes for ball to roll down rampE Textbooks to set ramp angleF Data Tables Graphs S mT1 sT2 sT3 sAverage T s 02114112100109 08183188172181 18289297298295 S mAverage Time secAverage Velocity msInitial VelocitymsFinal Velocity msAcceleration mss 000000 021090200404 081810400804 182950601204 32400801604 See Attached Graphs
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