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This program provides tools to perform kinematic analysis of video captures of experiments.  Its features include position, velocity, and acceleration tracking, multiple reference frames, and model analysis.  This is an open source program, part of the Open Source Physics project.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
- Motion in Two Dimensions
General Physics
- Measurement/Units
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Laboratory
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
- video/quicktime
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
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Douglas Brown
spectrum analysis, video analysis
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Metadata instance created October 1, 2004 by Bruce Mason
Record Updated:
November 20, 2015 by Bruce Mason
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Tracker Video Analysis:

Is Part Of Open Source Physics

The OSP project is creating and distributing computation-based curricular material in a wide range of topics in physics.

relation by Bruce Mason
Covers the Same Topic As PhET Simulation: The Moving Man

The Moving Man simulation can be used as a virtual tutorial for kinematics.

relation by Bruce Mason
Supplements LivePhoto Physics: Wave Pulse Propagation on a Slinky Spring

This item is a set of three high-quality video clips of wave propagation on a Slinky spring.  Due to the high-speed format of the camera, analysis software is easily synched for frame-by-frame stepping.

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Supplements LivePhoto Physics

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