the Rochester Institute of Technology
This short video shows the impulsive force of a tennis ball hitting a hard surface. When viewed in stepped motion, it can also illustrate the transfer of energy between tennis ball and floor as the ball flattens out. It may be run as a simple video in grades 6-10, and also used for computer analysis in introductory physics classrooms. The video is 12 frames in length and may be viewed in step motion or real-time. Position and time data may be measured and collected by using video-analysis software.
SEE RELATED ITEMS for a link to free Tracker video analysis software. Tracker allows students to not only analyze the video in slow-motion, but also to overlay the videos with dynamical models to see how well the model matches the real world.
This item is part of a larger collection of short physics videos developed by the Rochester Institute of Technology Live Photo Physics Project.
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This is the web site to obtain a free download of Tracker Video Analysis software, a tool to analyze video clips frame-by-frame and also combine the videos with computer-generated dynamical models. Full instructions for use in the classroom are included.