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Measure the Angle of an Incline Plane

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Submitted by PocketLab on Fri, 06/02/2017 - 19:34


An accelerometer is a device that will measure acceleration forces. These forces may be static, like the constant force of gravity pulling us towards the Earth’s surface, or the force may be dynamic, like an object moving or vibrating. This lab will show how to use to accelerometer to measure the static angle of a ramp as it rotates between 0° and 90°.


In this experiment, students will:
1. Use PocketLab’s accelerometer and an understanding of trigonometric functions to find the angle of incline of a ramp between 0° and 90°

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Measure angle of incline with accelerometer diagram
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