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Rifle Throw: Projectile Motion with Rotation uses the Tracker video analysis tool to analyze the motion of a rifle tossed in the air by members of the US Army Drill Team. The tracked video includes the motion of the center of mass of the rifle as well as the end of the rifle. Students explore rotational motion about the center of mass and can 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=A_wEHiMBdn8.

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

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Center of Mass
= Projectile Motion
- Rotational Dynamics
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Modeling
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/pdf
- application/zip
- video/quicktime
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This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Rights Holder:
Anne J Cox
Keywords:
baton throw, kinematics, rotation, tracker, video analysis, video lab
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created June 21, 2012 by Anne Cox
Record Updated:
June 22, 2012 by Wolfgang Christian
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June 7, 2012
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Cox, Anne. Rifle Throw: Projectile Motion with Rotation. Computer software. 2012. Java (JRE) 1.5. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12085&DocID=2974>.
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