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Energy Losses on an Inclined Air Track

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The lab activities in this lab are very similar to the lab "Acceleration on an Inclined Air Track". The primary difference between the two labs is that in the first lab the expression for g is derived from a kinematic viewpoint while in this version it is derived using energy considerations.

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Number of set-ups available: 1

Per lab station:

1 airtrack/cover
1 air cart
1 stopwatch
1 meterstick
3 brass spacers (1 thick; 2 thin)

Per class:

- air supplies (1 per three tracks)
1 demonstration vernier caliper
1 demonstration semi-log graph chalkboard

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