Activity 77 Major Concepts. There is a direct relationship between mass of a moving object and the force it can apply on another object.
Yes, the more massive the cart, the farther the block went. Explain further by citing your own results.
Since the distance the block moves is an indirect measurement of the force applied by the cart, this indicates that the more mass a moving object has, the greater the force it can apply during a collision.
increase your confidence in the data?
Using several trials and averaging the distance the block traveled tends to increase confidence by balancing out any errors.
decrease your confidence in the data?
The use of eyes only to determine exactly where the cart is released and how far the block moves is the most obvious design flaw.
All other things being equal, it would be better to be hit by Vehicle 2 because the more massive Vehicle 1 has more potential to apply a greater force to a car.
Title: Force, Acceleration, and Mass
Acceleration occurs when an object speeds up, slows down, or changes direction. An object moving at constant speed and direction is not accelerating. You can also say acceleration is a change in motion.
Meters per second (m/s)
m/s2 (can be written as m/s /s, which is speed (m/s) divided by time (s) ).
Part A: Comparing the Variables
Follow procedure 1-3 and include all required information under the Part A heading (including analysis question 1).
After most students have finish Part A, share with the class your answers to analysis #1.
Part B: Find the Equation
Part C: Double-checking the Equation
procedure 5 and 6
F = ma
The relationship can be written in 3 ways:
F = ma a = m =
This relationship between force, acceleration and mass is known as Newton’s Second Law
Write all this in your data section
Answer the questions on the sheet provided. It will be turned in for a grade.
Give thorough answers to your questions and compare your answers with your group.