Tracking the Coriolis Force uses the Tracker video analysis tool to model the motion of a ball rolling with constant velocity on a rotating merry-go-round. Video includes the motion of the ball as viewed from the rotating reference frame of the merry-go-round. Using the Coriolis force equation, students build a model of the motion.
The zip file contains the activity handout, video and Tracker file. The video comes from YouTube and can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAX3ALdienQ.
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