ME14.2 Assorted Masses Rolling on Inclined Plane

Disks and cylinders of different material, sizes, and shapes are rolled down an inclined plane. The initial energy is the same for all materials if started from the same height, and the final energy should also be the same. However, the moment of inertia differs from object to object. Students can predict outcomes of a race between different mass distributions.

Equipment Location: Inclined plane is on top of shelf G or on east side. Assorted masses on shelf F4-6.