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Rolling Ball

Introduction

Imagine a pool ball rolling briskly along on a flat, level track for a distance of less than a meter.

Objectives

In this activity, you will

  • Predict what a graph of the ball’s position vs. time (or x vs. t) will look like.
  • Use Logger Pro video analysis tools to analyze a digital video clip of a rolling ball to test your prediction and find the speed of the ball as a function of time.

Software for Experiment

This experiment uses Logger Pro software for video analysis. The video for analysis is included with the lab book.

Standards Correlations

No standards correlations for this experiment.

Experiment 1 from Physics with Video Analysis Lab Book

<em>Physics with Video Analysis</em> book cover

Included in the Lab Book

Vernier lab books include word-processing files of the student instructions, essential teacher information, suggested answers, sample data and graphs, and more.

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