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Conservation of Energy on Inclined Track

As a cart rolls freely downhill, gravitational potential energy is converted to kinetic energy. The cart is released from the same height, multiple times, with the photogate measuring the speed at a different location for each run. Both potential and kinetic energy are measured at various heights.


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Source: Lab #28

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Conservation of Energy on Inclined Track