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Compare your prediction to reality

Now, your instructor will provide an example of a real cart and a real ramp. You will be given a spring. Your job:

Predict the distance L the cart -- attached to YOUR spring -- will travel down the ramp when it released from rest.

Your score for today will be computed in the following manner:


If your prediction is within       your score is
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      +/-  4 cm                        6 out of 6

      +/-  7 cm                        5 out of 6
 
      +/- 10 cm                        4 out of 6

      any other                        3 out of 6
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You may add to your score by showing careful, neat work in determining the spring constant and predicting the distance rolled; and by explaining in detail why your prediction was not correct.

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