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written by Douglas Brown, Robert Hanson, and Wolfgang Christian
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The Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool allows students to model and analyze the motion of objects in videos. By overlaying simple dynamical models directly onto videos, students may see how well a model matches the real world. Interference patterns and spectra can also be analyzed with Tracker.

Tracker 6.0.2 installers are available for Windows and MacOS and include a Java runtime and Xuggle video engine.
Tracker is an Open Source Physics tool built on the OSP code library. Additional Tracker resources, demonstration experiments, and videos, can be found by searching ComPADRE for "Tracker."

Additional Tracker resources including Tracker help and sample videos are available from the Tracker home page (link below).
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PACSs:
01.50.hv
01.50.Lc
Keywords:
force, interference, kinematics, mechanics, modeling, motion, oscillation, osp, spectra, spectroscopy, video analysis
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Metadata instance created June 4, 2008 by Anne Cox
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October 18, 2021 by Douglas Brown
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Author: Wolfgang
Posted: February 16, 2021 at 8:32AM

Please post questions about Tracker in the Tracker Discussion forum, not in the item comments.

https://www.compadre.org/osp/bulletinboard/ForumDetails.cfm?FID=57

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D. Brown, R. Hanson, and W. Christian, Computer Program TRACKER VIDEO ANALYSIS AND MODELING TOOL, Version 6.0.2 (2022), WWW Document, (https://physlets.org/tracker/).
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D. Brown, R. Hanson, and W. Christian, Computer Program TRACKER VIDEO ANALYSIS AND MODELING TOOL, Version 6.0.2 (2022), <https://physlets.org/tracker/>.
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Brown, D., Hanson, R., & Christian, W. (2022). Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool (Version 6.0.2) [Computer software]. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from https://physlets.org/tracker/
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Brown, D, R. Hanson, and W. Christian. "Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool." Version 6.0.2. https://physlets.org/tracker/ (accessed 21 October 2021).
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Brown, Douglas, Robert Hanson, and Wolfgang Christian. Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool. Vers. 6.0.2. Computer software. 2022. 21 Oct. 2021 <https://physlets.org/tracker/>.
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Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool:

Is the Basis For Tracker Video Analysis Demo Package

The Tracker Demo Package was created by the Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool.

relation by Mario Belloni
Is the Basis For OSP User's Guide Chapter 16: Tracker

OSP User's Guide Chapter 16: Tracker is based in the Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool.

relation by Mario Belloni
Is the Basis For Tracker Video Analysis: Air Resistance

The Tracker Air Resistance Model was created using the Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool.

relation by Mario Belloni
Is Referenced By Video Modeling: Combining Dynamic Model Simulations with Traditional Video Analysis

This article describes how Tracker is used to overlay dynamical models on the the video.

relation by Wolfgang Christian
Is Referenced By Innovative Uses of Video Analysis

The paper Innovative Uses of Video Analysis describes Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool.

relation by Anne Cox

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