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Great Race

In this lab, students will race the Fan Cart and Motorized Cart.The Fan Cart gets off to a slow start, but has a constant acceleration. The Motorized Cart has a constant speed and initially pulls out ahead. But what determines who wins the race?


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07B_Great_Race.pdf 207.82 KB

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Great Race