Lab Question: What is the relationship between the work done on a car as it rolls down a ramp and its kinetic energy at the bottom of the ramp?
We have a 30 gram car that starts above a table and goes leaves the table horizontally. Our teacher said that we don't need to be experimenting for time. When I drop the car from the ramp, should I be measuring how far the car lands from the table? What data and calculations should I be doing to find the average work done by gravity, the speed of the car when leaving the table, and the average final kinetic energy?