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Tracker Video Analysis: Projectile Motion with Angry Birds Documents

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Projectile Motion with Angry Birds 

written by Anne Cox

The Projectile Motion with Angry Birds lab uses the Tracker video analysis tool to measure and analyze the motion an angry bird projected from a slingshot to hit a pig.

The zip file contains the lab handout, a video, and the Tracker file.

Credits: The original video came from Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-hjAY0XpvE. This exercise was inspired by Rhett Allain's Dot Physics, a physics blog for Wired.

To open the Tracker file, download and run Tracker from http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/. Tracker is free.

Last Modified January 23, 2012

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Supplemental Documents (2)

Angry Birds Projectile Motion Instructions 

The Angry Birds Projectile Motion lab provides instructions for students to analyze the projectile motion of a bird in the game Angry Birds.

Published November 20, 2011
Last Modified November 22, 2011

This file is included in the full-text index.

Angry Bird Physics Invited Talk 

Rhett Allain invited talk
Winter 2012 AAPT Meeting

Everyone loves Angry Birds (the game). Why not use this popular game as a topic for exploration in introductory physics? Why are games like Angry Birds so nice for analysis? In this presentation, I will discuss the physics of Angry Birds and video games in general. I will also briefly discuss them advantages of using a blog to supplement introductory physics courses.

http://bit.ly/ABphysics

Last Modified February 7, 2012

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