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Homework Help: Solving for g on an inclined plane

  1. Sep 30, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Solve for g in terms of d, t, and theta on an inclined plane.

    2. Relevant equations
    Fnet=ma and d=Vit + .5a*t^2

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Solving for a on an inclined plane I get g*sin theta.

    Using the equation for constant acceleration d=Vit + .5a*t^2 I solve for g.

    Vi is 0 on an initial plane so I have d=.5(g*sin theta)t^2

    g=2d/(sin theta*t^2)

    Is this correct?
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  3. Oct 1, 2012 #2


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    Yes, correct.

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