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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.

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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