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Acceleration decrease on inclined air track

  1. May 4, 2015 #1
    Hello, I have a cart going down an air track with an inclination of 7 ° and for some reason my acceleration is going on a downward trend, my velocity is increasing and naturally so is the time. to find velocity I'm using v = (2x)/t and for acceleration I'm using a = (2x) / (t^2). Can you tell mr what I'm doing wrong or what I'm missing?

    I'm sorry if I'm not being clear if you want I can put the data up for you guys to see.

    Thank you for your help.
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  3. May 4, 2015 #2


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    So you are plotting acceleration versus time, expecting it to be constant and finding that instead it is trending downward. What result would you expect if air resistance were non-negligible?
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