Energy on Incline Level 1

You will be presented with a Vernier Dynamics cart which is moving along a long inclined plane. Your job is to predict how far along the incline it will travel before it momentarily comes to rest. Treat this as a frictionless system. Remember that the cart by itself has a mass of 500 grams.

When you are ready to start the problem, click on the Begin button and when you have finished your calculation hit End to submit your results.

When you are ready to start the problem, click on the Begin button and when you have finished your calculation hit End to submit your results.

Begin

Ignoring friction, use the ideas of energy conservation to find the distance the cart will travel along the incline based on the conditions that are presented to you below. The mass of the cart itself, without the mass on top of it, is 500 grams.

When you are ready to check your answer, hit the "End" button.

Not Real Time. The simulation has been slowed down by 10x to allow you to easily track your car as it changes KE to PEg.

Each piece of orange tape on the ramp represents 100 cm of distance traveled along the ramp.

Each piece of orange tape on the ramp represents 100 cm of distance traveled along the ramp.

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