2-D Collision of Pucks -- Center of Mass Velocity DocumentsThis material has 2 associated documents. Select a document title to view a document's information. Main DocumentVideo Analysis of a 2-D Collision of Pucks -- Center of Mass Velocity
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Aaron Titus
This lab uses Tracker video analysis software to measure and analyze the center of mass of a system of two pucks during a two-dimensional collision. Students measure the initial and final velocity vector for each puck and calculate the center-of-mass velocity of the system before and after the collision and show that it is constant. Tracker can automatically calculate and mark the center of mass in each frame, so it is easy to see that the center of mass velocity is constant and calculate its value from graphs of center-of-mass variables.
Last Modified January 9, 2011
This file is included in the full-text index. Supplemental DocumentsVideo Analysis of a 2-D Collision of Pucks -- Center of Mass VelocityThis lab handout guides students using Tracker to calculate the center of mass of a system of two pucks that undergo a two-dimensional colllision.
Last Modified January 9, 2011
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