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Conservation of Energy

How does the mechanical energy of a cart change as its motion changes due to gravity? Perform an experiment that explores how a cart's kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, and total mechanical energy change as it rolls up and down an inclined track under the force of gravity.

Source: Dynamics Systems

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