**Acceleration of a Cart**

**Obj: **Analyze the motion of an accelerating cart.

**Materials: **60 Hz timer, incline, timer tape, meter stick

(Note: students in photo are now very old!)

**Methods:**

**Analysis:**

_{0.3}) using the *tangent slope method* discussed in
class.

_{i}t
+ ½ at^{2} for your *final*
data table time and the calculated acceleration, then compare with your total
distance (d) on your data table.
(Note: V_{i} can be found
on your graph. It may not equal
zero.)

_{f}^{2}
= V_{i}^{2} + 2ad for total distance (d), then compare with the
final velocity on your data table.
(Note: V_{i} can be found
on your graph. It may not equal zero.)

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