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In a Star Wars VII trailer, we see a stormtrooper flung into the air from an explosion. The motion of the stormtrooper will provide information about the planet on which the scene occurs. The supplemental documents folder contains a Tracker experiment file with the video analysis of the stormtrooper's motion as described in the Wired magazine Dot Physics blog. The goal of the analysis is to estimate the stormtrooper's acceleration.
2 supplemental documents are available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Acceleration
= 2D Velocity
= Position & Displacement
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
- Reference Material
= Article
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Learners
- Educators
- General Publics
- text/html
- application/pdf
- image/jpeg
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Rhett Allain
movie analysis, star wars, tracker, video analysis
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Metadata instance created May 26, 2015 by Wolfgang Christian
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July 13, 2015 by Caroline Hall
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