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Tracker Video Analysis: Wall of Death Documents

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Tracker Video Analysis: Wall of Death 

written by Rhett J. Allain

Can a vehicle ride around the inside vertical wall of a cylinder?  The video analysis in this item explores the physics behind the Wall of Death.  The zip file contains the Wall of Death blog entry, a video of a car riding the wall, and a Tracker video analysis file.    A discussion of the physics for a car on the wall was posted on the Dot Physics blog for Wired.  A second blog entry describes the physics of a motorcycle on the wall..

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

Published April 24, 2012
Last Modified April 24, 2012

Supplemental Documents

Wall of Death Tracker Package 

Wall of Death video clip and Tracker files.

Last Modified April 24, 2012

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