Force, Work, and Distance

on an Incline

Data Table

The lab


Weight of the cart = _______ N

data table


Sample Calculations:

Work done on the incline = Fl


Work to lift directly = Wh


1. In general, how does the work to lift the dynamics cart directly compare to the work to pull it up the ramp?



2. Theoretically, how should these two quantities compare?



3. What accounts for any differences in your answers to the two questions above?



last update February 25, 2003 by JL Stanbrough