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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This is an interactive homework problem for introductory physics students relating to velocity and acceleration.  A ball is thrown straight upward and a person 70m away runs to catch it before it hits the ground.  Given initial speed of the thrown ball, students are required to determine how fast the runner must go.  This problem is accompanied by a Socratic-dialog "help" sequence designed to encourage critical thinking as users do a guided conceptual analysis before attempting the mathematics. It is part of a larger collection of interactive physics problems.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Gravitational Acceleration
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Velocity
= Position & Displacement
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Curriculum support
= Tutorial
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© 2006 University of Illinois Physics Education Research Group
Keywords:
acceleration, position, velocity
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June 16, 2006
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AIP Format
G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/02/catch_the_ball).
AJP/PRST-PER
G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Catch the Ball (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/02/catch_the_ball>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2006, June 16). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Catch the Ball. Retrieved July 31, 2014, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/02/catch_the_ball
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Catch the Ball. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, June 16, 2006. http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/02/catch_the_ball (accessed 31 July 2014).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Catch the Ball. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 16 June 2006. 31 July 2014 <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/02/catch_the_ball>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Catch the Ball}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {31 July 2014}, Month = {June 16, 2006}, Year = {2006} }
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Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Catch the Ball:

Is Part Of Illinois PER: Interactive Examples

This is the full collection of homework problems by the same author.  It contains six comprehensive problem sets classified by course level.

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