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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This is an interactive homework problem appropriate for non-science majors relating to Newton's Second Law and gravitational acceleration.  It features a block at rest atop an incline, with angle of incline and ramp length given.  Students must determine the time required for the block to reach the bottom.   A user-activated "help" sequence is provided for each step of the problem-solving, from conceptual analysis through calculation.  Immediate feedback is received for both correct and incorrect responses.  

This item is part of a larger collection of interactive homework problems for introductory physics.  See Related items on this page for a link to the full collection.
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Position & Displacement
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- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
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Keywords:
Newton's Second Law, gravitational acceleration, incline, incline plane, kinematics, net force
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November 12, 2014 by Caroline Hall
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June 16, 2006
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NSES Content Standards

Con.B: Physical Science
  • 9-12: Motions & Forces
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G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_block_on_incline).
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G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Incline, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_block_on_incline>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2006, June 16). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Incline. Retrieved December 20, 2014, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_block_on_incline
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Incline. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, June 16, 2006. http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_block_on_incline (accessed 20 December 2014).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Incline. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 16 June 2006. 20 Dec. 2014 <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_block_on_incline>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Block on Incline}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {20 December 2014}, Month = {June 16, 2006}, Year = {2006} }
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