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Tracker Video Analysis: Wall of Death
written by Rhett J. Allain
Can a vehicle can ride around the inside vertical wall of a cylinder?  The video analysis in this item explore the physics behind the Wall of Death.  The trz file contains the Wall of Death blog entry, a video of a car riding the wall, and a Tracker tab file. A discussion of the physics for a car on the wall is posted on the Dot Physics blog for Wired.  A second blog entry describes the physics of a motorcycle on the wall..
Series Name:  Wired Dot Physics Blog
1 supplemental document is available
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Classical Mechanics
- General
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Central Forces
- Rotational Dynamics
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Modeling
- Informal Education
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/pdf
- application/zip
- video/quicktime
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Rhett Allain
video analysis, video lab
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Metadata instance created April 24, 2012 by Wolfgang Christian
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April 30, 2023 by Douglas Brown
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R. Allain, Tracker Video Analysis: Wall of Death, Wired Dot Physics Blog, 2012, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11825&DocID=2674>.
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Allain, R. (2012). Tracker Video Analysis: Wall of Death. Retrieved July 21, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11825&DocID=2674
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Allain, Rhett J.. "Tracker Video Analysis: Wall of Death." In Wired Dot Physics Blog. 2012. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11825&DocID=2674 (accessed 21 July 2024).
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Allain, Rhett J.. Tracker Video Analysis: Wall of Death. 2012. 21 July 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11825&DocID=2674>.
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