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Tracker Video Analysis: Bouncing Ball
written by Loo Kang Wee
This Bouncing Ball exercise uses the Tracker video analysis and modeling tool to explore the kinematics of a falling and bouncing ball.   A bouncing ball video and worksheet answer key are included in this item.  Numerous annotated screen-shots show how to use Tracker and how to use the Data Tool to curve-fit the ball's trajectory.
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Classical Mechanics
- Linear Momentum
= Impulse
- Motion in One Dimension
= Gravitational Acceleration
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Projectile Motion
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Newton's Third Law
= Action/Reaction
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
= Laboratory
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February 8, 2012

added kinematics model for bouncing ball

Author: lookang
Posted: November 26, 2012 at 10:55PM

in case you are wondering how to create a kinematic model for this case,

choose kinematics model
add into y
    y = if (t < 0.68, -4.781*t^2+0.124*t+0.001, if(t < 1.48,-5.117*t^2+10.989*t-7.147,if(t < 2.04,-4.855*t^2+17.059*t-16.669,if(t < 2.44,-4.886*t^2+21.867*t-26.337,if(t < 2.78,-4.174*t^2+21.682*t-30.138,0)))))

all the coefficients of this model are read off from the data analysis coefficients from parabola fit
y = a*t^2+b*t+c

the source trk edited with the new model can be download here

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thanks for making the changes!

Author: lookang
Posted: July 5, 2012 at 9:50PM

thanks for making the changes!

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classification should be a Motion in One Dimension instead :)

Author: lookang
Posted: April 18, 2012 at 10:36PM

accessible from http://www.compadre.org/osp/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11705&DocID=2583&TrackerSet=1 within tracker under open the OSP Digital Library.
Awesome feature

classification should be a Motion in One Dimension instead :)


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Is Part Of bouncing ball worksheet tracker lookangv4answerkeyupdated4.61.docx

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