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Investigating what effects the acceleration of an object; will its mass or the force acting on it effect the acceleration.

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Aim: I am trying to find out what effects the acceleration of an object; will its mass or the force acting on it effect the acceleration. In order to carry out this investigation I will do two experiments. Firstly, I will add a mass on to the end of a trolley and a piece of ticker tape will be attached to the end of a trolley, which will go through a ticker timer, which is a piece of equipment that has a vibrating mechanism inside of it that once on will make dots on a piece of ticker tape, once the trolley finishes you can see on the ticker tape that the dots will be farther apart from the last showing acceleration. ...read more.

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timer once the trolley finishes you can see on the ticker tape that the dots will be closer together not farther apart like the last experiment. I will do this three times adding more weight each time, which will make the trolley go slower than the last. Fair test: I will change the mass upon the trolley, which will and slow it down depending on the mass. I will also change the force pulling the trolley, which will fasten it up depending on the force. I will keep the trolley the same size for each force experiment, also the force for each of the mass experiment so it will not influence the results. ...read more.

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Prediction: In the experiment I am about to complete, I predict that if I add more force to an object it will increase the acceleration. A force of two Newton's will pull an object harder than a one Newton weight, increasing the acceleration, and if I add three Newton's it will pull an object even harder giving an enhanced acceleration than before because the more force the faster it will go increasing the acceleration. I also predict that if you add a mass onto an object it will decrease the acceleration. A mass of two kilogram's will slow an object down more than one kilogram, giving a decrease in acceleration, and if I add three kilograms, it will slow down an object further than before. ...read more.

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