Equilibrium Of Forces - Inclined Plane

Purpose

To demonstrate equilibrium of forces.

Equipment

 
Inclined plane with pulley, cart, and weight set, as photographed.

Setup Time

5 min.

Images

b2-03

Description

Given an angle of inclination a of the inclined plane, this apparatus demonstrates that the mass m required to hold a cart of mass M at equilibrium on the inclined plane is given by: mg = Mg sin a

References

(PIRA unavailable.)