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 Jan 21st 2013, 08:06 PM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: Jan 2013 Posts: 6 experiment to find the acceleration of an object down a ramp Hi, I'm new to this site and I need some help~ I need to think of a few methods (experiments/labs) to find the acceleration of an object down an incline. Any ideas? Thanks!
 Jan 22nd 2013, 12:34 AM #2 Physics Team     Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Mauritius Posts: 609 Use the equation s = ut + 0.5at^2 s is the distance the object travels, u will be the initial speed (releasing the object from rest might be the easiest way) t is the time the object takes to reach the bottom of the incline, a is the acceleration for you to find. Repeat with different values of s and obtain several values of t. Then you can make a graph to find a. __________________ Jerry (Got my results!) It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to cover the earth with carpet. No one can go back and change a bad beginning; but anyone can start now and create a successful ending. If a problem can be solved, no need to worry about it. If it cannot be solved what is the use of worrying?
 Jan 22nd 2013, 08:28 AM #3 Senior Member   Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: NC Posts: 417 Galileo's Inclined Plane Hi, http://www.thermospokenhere.com/tsh/content.php?id=A425 Check this out! Good Luck, Jim
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 Originally Posted by jhonjame Hi everyone! I am new in this forum and i need some help........... I need to think of a few methods to find the acceleration of an object down an incline.
Aside from the exact copy of the text that was the original question, what about the posts above didn't give you any ideas?

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