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Acceleration Measurement PWA Documents

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Main Document

Acceleration PWA 

written by Wolfgang Christian

The Acceleration PWA uses the accelerometer sensor in a cellphone or other mobile device to measure motion. The app displays and records the vector acceleration components.  To record data, set the time interval [start, end] and press the Record button. Recoded data can be copied to the clipboard and pasted into another app, such as a spreadsheet, for further analysis.

A Progressive Web Application (PWA) is a type of mobile app that is delivered through the web, that can work off-line, and that can be installed on a user's home screen. PWAs are built using industry-standard web technologies including HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Last Modified October 3, 2019

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Supplemental Documents (4)

Elevator Acceleration Activity 

by written by Mario Belloni

An  activity to compare the resulting accelerations from a cellphone accelerometer to a mass calculation based on the second law of motion.

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Last Modified November 16, 2019

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Measuring g and the Effect of Circular Motion Activity 

by written by Mario Belloni

An activity to measure g and see if there is an acceleration when an object is in circular motion using a cellphone accelerometer.

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Circular Motion Activity 

by written by Mario Belloni

Measure the acceleration components using a cellphone accelerometer by sitting on a rotating chair and by placing the cellphone on a Lazy Susan.

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Student Notebook after Accelerometer Activities 

by witten by Alexis Pheng and Mario Belloni

Davidson College student notebook pages from PHY 125 - General Physics with Calculus I: Studio (Integrated Lecture & Lab)

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