Physics with Video Analysis
Recommended for College and High School.
This book contains a wide selection of video analysis activities for introductory physics at either the high school or college level.
The book topics include kinematics, dynamics, circuits, sound, electrostatics, and more.
The Physics with Video Analysis book is a product of the NSF-funded LivePhoto Project. For more information, see http://livephoto.rit.edu/.
To learn more about the video capture and analysis features of Logger Pro, read the Overview of Video Features in Logger Pro FAQ.
Included with Physics with Video Analysis
- Complete student experiments with materials list, step-by-step instructions, data tables, and questions.
- Teacher Information section for each experiment with complete directions for setting up experiments, helpful hints, and sample graphs and data.
- Word-processing files of the student sections on a CD so that any experiment may be easily edited to your specifications (Microsoft Word for Macintosh and Windows files).
- Professionally-made digital videos.
- Logger Pro setup files.
Features listed above are only available when you purchase the lab book.
Free Sample Labs
Four sample activities are available as a free download.
Pool Ball uses a video of a ball bouncing from the edge of a pool table. Students investigate the meaning of average speed and average velocity in a two-dimensional environment.
Impulsive Juggling includes a video of a professional juggler. Students consider ball motion in free fall and during the throws.
Sonic Doppler supplies a video of a car passing a microphone. FFTs of the sound recording, along with video analysis of the car motion, are used to observe the doppler effect.
RC Decay combines video and sensor records of an RC circuit to measure time constants and capacitance.
The download is a zip file containing videos, Logger Pro files, and pdf files containing the student activity without solutions. Logger Pro 3.6 or newer is required to perform video analysis.
Download the 4 Free Sample Activities
Select an experiment below to view objectives and standard correlations.