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Tracker Video Analysis Demo Package
written by Douglas Brown
Available Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, German, Danish
The Tracker Sampler Package contains several video analysis and modeling experiments from mechanics to spectroscopy. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive containing Tracker (video analysis and modeling tool), movies, and some initial analysis. Double clicking the tracker_sampler.jar file will run the program if Java is installed on your computer.

Tracker Sampler Package is one of several Tracker experiments for use in introductory physics. Tracker, a video analysis and dynamical modeling program, is an Open Source Physics tool.  Additional experiments and programs can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics or Tracker.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).

Please note that this resource requires Xuggle.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
= Friction
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Center of Mass
= Projectile Motion
Education Practices
- Technology
= Multimedia
General Physics
- Collections
- General
Modern Physics
- Atomic Physics
= Spectra
- Color
= Synthesis and Analysis of Color
- Interference
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Pendula
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Laboratory
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- video/quicktime
- text/html
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© 2009 Doug Brown
Additional information is available.
2d, kinematics, mechanics, modeling, motion, oscillation, osp, spectroscopy, video analysis
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 4, 2008 by Anne Cox
Record Updated:
December 14, 2011 by Wolfgang Christian
Last Update
when Cataloged:
December 10, 2009
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion
  • 9-12: 4F/H1. The change in motion (direction or speed) of an object is proportional to the applied force and inversely proportional to the mass.

11. Common Themes

11B. Models
  • 9-12: 11B/H3. The usefulness of a model can be tested by comparing its predictions to actual observations in the real world. But a close match does not necessarily mean that other models would not work equally well or better.

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (1993 Version)


B. Models
  • 11B (9-12) #1.  The basic idea of mathematical modeling is to find a mathematical relationship that behaves in the same ways as the objects or processes under investigation. A mathematical model may give insight about how something really works or may fit observations very well without any intuitive meaning.

NSES Content Standards

Con.B: Physical Science
  • 9-12: Motions & Forces
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D. Brown, Computer Program TRACKER VIDEO ANALYSIS DEMO PACKAGE (2009), WWW Document, (
D. Brown, Computer Program TRACKER VIDEO ANALYSIS DEMO PACKAGE (2009), <>.
APA Format
Brown, D. (2009). Tracker Video Analysis Demo Package [Computer software]. Retrieved March 21, 2023, from
Chicago Format
Brown, Douglas. "Tracker Video Analysis Demo Package." (accessed 21 March 2023).
MLA Format
Brown, Douglas. Tracker Video Analysis Demo Package. Computer software. 2009. Java (JRE) 1.5, Xuggle. 21 Mar. 2023 <>.
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Tracker Video Analysis Demo Package:

Is Based On Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool

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is used to create the Tracker Demo Package.

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