Inclined Planes in Physics: Definition, Facts, and Examples


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Which vector is separated into different components when an object is on an inclined plane?

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1. In which direction does the normal force always act?

2. When no friction acts, what is the net force equal to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will test you on the characteristics of inclined planes. Some questions will test your understanding of definitions while others will ask you about particular properties of inclined planes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Vectors that are separated into different components when an object is on an inclined plane
  • Direction that normal force always acts
  • Net force for an inclined plane with friction
  • How the lack of friction affects the net force

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice these skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of friction and how it applies to net force
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding normal force and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define an inclined plane

Additional Learning

After completing the quiz, you can read through the accompanying lesson, Inclined Planes in Physics: Definition, Facts and Examples. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Relate inclined planes to normal forces
  • Determine the magnitude of forces
  • Solve for the net force