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The Tracker Sampler Package contains several video analysis and modeling experiments from mechanics to spectroscopy. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive containing Tracker (video analysis and modeling tool), movies, and some initial analysis. Double clicking the tracker_sampler.jar file will run the program if Java is installed on your computer.
Tracker Sampler Package is one of several Tracker experiments for use in introductory physics. Tracker, a video analysis and dynamical modeling program, is an Open Source Physics tool. Additional experiments and programs can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics or Tracker.
Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.5 of
9-12: 4F/H1. The change in motion (direction or speed) of an object is proportional to the applied force and inversely proportional to the mass.
11. Common Themes
9-12: 11B/H3. The usefulness of a model can be tested by comparing its predictions to actual observations in the real world. But a close match does not necessarily mean that other models would not work equally well or better.
AAAS Benchmark Alignments (1993 Version)
11. COMMON THEMES
11B (9-12) #1. The basic idea of mathematical modeling is to find a mathematical relationship that behaves in the same ways as the objects or processes under investigation. A mathematical model may give insight about how something really works or may fit observations very well without any intuitive meaning.
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