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Homework Help: Motion in 2 Dimensions Lab

  1. Oct 1, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I am trying to calculate the (Vo) for a ramp length from a horizontal decline marked at
    20 cm. The ramp on top of a table has an angle of 41 degrees. I performed 3 trials releasing a ball bearing at the 20cm mark and averaged 53.3 . The table height is 87.3 cm. Isn't Vo 0?

    How do I find the Initial Velocity of the ramp length?

    2. Relevant equations

    Given equations on Lab sheet Vo=ΔX/t

    3. The attempt at a solution
    All I did was 53.3/9.8m/s. I am really new at this, any help would be appreciated.
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Oct 1, 2011 #2


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    Explain a bit more completely what you're doing and what you're to find out.

    What does the height of the table have to do with anything?
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