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Small oscillations of a rolling steel sphere using Tracker
written by Gabriele Tassinari
The purpose of this Tracker experiment is to use a simple device to study the motion of a steel sphere making small oscillations around its equilibrium position as it rolls on a curved plexiglas drawing ruler. The work can be divided into three parts: analysis of the Tracker tab file and associated video; identification of the parameters of the fit equation compatible with the law of time; construction of the dynamic model that better represents the data (graphs and tables).  The student answers questions while analyzing the experiment.
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Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Damped Oscillators
= Simple Harmonic Motion
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Metadata instance created October 18, 2021 by Gabriele Tassinari
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October 19, 2021 by Wolfgang Christian
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G. Tassinari, Computer Program SMALL OSCILLATIONS OF A ROLLING STEEL SPHERE USING TRACKER (2021), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15805&DocID=5536).
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G. Tassinari, Computer Program SMALL OSCILLATIONS OF A ROLLING STEEL SPHERE USING TRACKER (2021), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15805&DocID=5536>.
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Tassinari, G. (2021). Small oscillations of a rolling steel sphere using Tracker [Computer software]. Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15805&DocID=5536
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Tassinari, Gabriele. "Small oscillations of a rolling steel sphere using Tracker." https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15805&DocID=5536 (accessed 5 December 2021).
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Tassinari, Gabriele. Small oscillations of a rolling steel sphere using Tracker. Computer software. 2021. 5 Dec. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15805&DocID=5536>.
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