Education Prize Logo
Science SPORE Prize
November 2011

NSF Logo
The Open Source Physics Project is supported by NSF DUE-0442581.

Computer Program Detail Page

Item Picture
written by Loo Kang Wee
This Bouncing Ball exercise uses the Tracker video analysis and modeling tool to explore the kinematics of a falling and bouncing ball.   A bouncing ball video and worksheet answer key are included in this item.  Numerous annotated screen-shots show how to use Tracker and how to use the Data Tool to curve-fit the ball's trajectory.

Please note that this resource requires Quicktime, or Xuggle.
View the supplemental document attached to this resource
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Linear Momentum
= Impulse
- Motion in One Dimension
= Gravitational Acceleration
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Projectile Motion
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Newton's Third Law
= Action/Reaction
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Laboratory
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- video/mpeg
- application/pdf
  • Currently 5.0/5

Rated 5.0 stars by 1 person

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Access Rights:
Free access
License:
This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
Rights Holder:
Loo Kang Wee
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created February 8, 2012 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
July 5, 2012 by wee lookang
Last Update
when Cataloged:
February 8, 2012

added kinematics model for bouncing ball

Author: lookang
Posted: November 26, 2012 at 10:55PM

in case you are wondering how to create a kinematic model for this case,

choose kinematics model
add into y
    y = if (t < 0.68, -4.781*t^2+0.124*t+0.001, if(t < 1.48,-5.117*t^2+10.989*t-7.147,if(t < 2.04,-4.855*t^2+17.059*t-16.669,if(t < 2.44,-4.886*t^2+21.867*t-26.337,if(t < 2.78,-4.174*t^2+21.682*t-30.138,0)))))

all the coefficients of this model are read off from the data analysis coefficients from parabola fit
y = a*t^2+b*t+c

enjoy!
http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2012/11/tracker-modeling-in-bouncing-ball.html
the source trk edited with the new model can be download here
http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=2620.0

» reply

thanks for making the changes!

Author: lookang
Posted: July 5, 2012 at 9:50PM

thanks for making the changes!

» reply

classification should be a Motion in One Dimension instead :)

Author: lookang
Posted: April 18, 2012 at 10:36PM

accessible from http://www.compadre.org/osp/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11705&DocID=2583&TrackerSet=1 within tracker under open the OSP Digital Library.
Awesome feature

but
classification should be a Motion in One Dimension instead :)

reference:
http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2012/04/ict-mentor-program-sharing-with-ast.html

» reply

Post a new comment on this item
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
L. Wee, Computer Program TRACKER VIDEO ANALYSIS: BOUNCING BALL (2012), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11705&DocID=2583).
AJP/PRST-PER
L. Wee, Computer Program TRACKER VIDEO ANALYSIS: BOUNCING BALL (2012), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11705&DocID=2583>.
APA Format
Wee, L. (2012). Tracker Video Analysis: Bouncing Ball [Computer software]. Retrieved September 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11705&DocID=2583
Chicago Format
Wee, Loo Kang. "Tracker Video Analysis: Bouncing Ball." http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11705&DocID=2583 (accessed 23 September 2014).
MLA Format
Wee, Loo Kang. Tracker Video Analysis: Bouncing Ball. Computer software. 2012. Quicktime, Xuggle. 23 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11705&DocID=2583>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Loo Kang Wee", Title = {Tracker Video Analysis: Bouncing Ball}, Month = {February}, Year = {2012} }
Refer Export Format

%A Loo Kang Wee
%T Tracker Video Analysis: Bouncing Ball
%D February 8, 2012
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11705&DocID=2583
%O video/mpeg

EndNote Export Format

%0 Computer Program
%A Wee, Loo Kang
%D February 8, 2012
%T Tracker Video Analysis: Bouncing Ball
%8 February 8, 2012
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11705&DocID=2583


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Tracker Video Analysis: Bouncing Ball:

Is Part Of bouncing ball worksheet tracker lookangv4answerkeyupdated4.61.docx

the source file for the worksheet

relation by wee lookang

Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders

Supplements

Contribute

Related Materials

Similar Materials

The OSP Network:
Open Source Physics - Tracker - EJS Modeling
Physlet Physics
Physlet Quantum Physics