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This page features animations of carts traveling at constant speed on three inclines of equal distance but varying slopes.  Students can observe how the variables of force and displacement affect the amount of work done by each cart.  The question for students to consider is which path requires the most energy. This item is part of The Physics Classroom, a collection of physics tutorials written for high school students.
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Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Work and Energy
= Work
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- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
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- Audio/Visual
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© 2004 The Physics Classroom
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animation, energy, force, mechanical energy, work
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Metadata instance created November 20, 2007 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
November 30, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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November 1, 2007

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: Conservation of Energy
Unit Title: What is Energy?

This page features animations of carts traveling at constant speed on three inclines of equal distance but varying slopes.  Which path requires the most energy?

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T. Henderson, (2004), WWW Document, (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/energy/au.cfm).
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T. Henderson, The Physics Classroom: Which Path Requires the Most Energy? (2004), <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/energy/au.cfm>.
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Henderson, T. (2007, November 1). The Physics Classroom: Which Path Requires the Most Energy?. Retrieved August 21, 2014, from http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/energy/au.cfm
Chicago Format
Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Which Path Requires the Most Energy?. November 1, 2007. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/energy/au.cfm (accessed 21 August 2014).
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Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Which Path Requires the Most Energy?. 2004. 1 Nov. 2007. 21 Aug. 2014 <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/energy/au.cfm>.
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