ME1.2 Ball and Cart

The adjacent figure shows the apparatus. There is a trigger that releases the ball which is constrained to the rails as it falls. Ideally, the ball should remain in the same way. This also demonstrates center of mass principle. Realistically, the cart does not move as much and tends to move in a curved path due to the wheels of the cart. The ball also shoots out of the bottom of the cart and rolls across the room.

Equipment Location: G4-6