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# Experimentsâ€‹

## Accelerated Motion

Experiment #2 from Vernier Video Analysis: Motion and Sports

Education Level
High School
College
Subject
Physics

### Introduction

How can we use mathematics to express the way an object moves when it is speeding up? The velocity of the object is constantly changing, rather than a steady value. In this exercise, you will apply curve fits to graphs of positionÂ vs. time and velocityÂ vs. time for a fan cart. You will use the curve fits to determine the parameters of the motion.

### Objectives

In this experiment, you will

• Use video analysis techniques to obtain position, velocity, and time data for a cart that is speeding up.
• Apply curve fits to your graphs to determine how to mathematically describe the motion.
• [Extension] Analyze an additional video of an object undergoing constant acceleration.

### Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following sensors and equipment. Additional equipment may be required.