Demonstrates the effects of acceleration or constant velocity on a level surface or on a ramp.
2. Wooden cart
3. Long board for ramp
4. Wooden block
1. Place the accelerometer on the wooden cart (it may have been stored on the cart) and roll it along the table. Note slope of water surface as it increases its speed and at constant velocity.
2. Roll the cart down a ramp and again observe the water surface as the cart accelerates down the ramp.
3. Optional: Accelerator Cart w/ pendulum:
Demonstrates: reference frames, real forces and pseudo forces