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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Bouncing Ball Exercise Answer Key
Annotated answer key for the Tracker Bouncing Ball video analysis exercise. download 594kb .pdf
Last Modified: February 8, 2012

Metadata instance created February 8, 2012
by Wolfgang Christian

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July 5, 2012
by wee lookang

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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

enjoy! http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2012/11/tracker-modeling-in-bouncing-ball.html the source trk edited with the new model can be download here http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=2620.0

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

but classification should be a Motion in One Dimension instead :)

L. Wee, Computer Program TRACKER VIDEO ANALYSIS: BOUNCING BALL (2012), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11705&DocID=2583).

L. Wee, Computer Program TRACKER VIDEO ANALYSIS: BOUNCING BALL (2012), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11705&DocID=2583>.

Wee, L. (2012). Tracker Video Analysis: Bouncing Ball [Computer software]. Retrieved January 18, 2022, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11705&DocID=2583

Wee, Loo Kang. "Tracker Video Analysis: Bouncing Ball." https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11705&DocID=2583 (accessed 18 January 2022).

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