I have a problem with conceptualising what happens to an object as it travels down an incline slope. Online resources say that as the gradient of the slope increases the acceleration increases, but isn't this incorrect in a sense. Shouldn't it be said that as the incline of a plane increases the component force in the direction of motion increases but the resultant of the components of acceleration stays the same, i.e. 9.81 m/s2? OR am i losing my mind and gravity isn't constant anymore... Because I am trying to investigate the difference in acceleration of a two bodies of different masses at rest on an incline plane. To my understanding, these both have the same components of acceleration in the x-y axes and the same resultant acceleration. Once they're 'released' then their velocities will definitely be different, but their acceleration should be identical given no external factors such as friction/drag? Thanks!