Using the ramp above, collect data and graph the speed at the bottom of the ramp (Final Speed) along the y-axis as each of the following changes are made for a solid ball rolling down a ramp without friction. Find at least five points for each graph. Assume the numbers are exact (don't worry about the ±).
For each graph do the following:
After looking at all of the information that has been collected, identify the one variable that changes the speed at the bottom of the ramp and explain how you came to that conclusion using this data. This will be the overall conclusion.
Homework Assignment: Hand in the data tables, corresponding graphs (with the accompanying information) and the overall conclusion (with the explanation) at the next class meeting.
To manipulate the ramp place the cursor at the very top corner of the ramp. When you see the hand, hold down the left mouse button and drag the ramp to whatever height, length, or angle that you desire. Sometimes the ramp will "stick" to the arrow cursor and not let go. Move the arrow cursor out of the white box and reload the page. If it is stuck to a hand cursor, stop moving the curser and left click to let go. The initial numbers do not correspond to the pictured ramp! Initially the ramp is really at a height of 3.02 m, a length of 10.45 m, a horizontal distiance of 10 m, and an angle of 16.8 degrees.