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Frictional Slowing

Introduction

Imagine that your little brother Charles, who loves to fool around, made a video clip of himself giving a push to a cart and letting go. The cart had a pad on its belly that dragged on the table as it rolled. Later your mother discovers that the cart has been damaged from falling off the right end of the table.

Charles swears he’s innocent and did not push the cart too hard. He is a clever fellow who claims to know his physics. He performs a video analysis of his video to “prove” his innocence.

Since you’re taking physics, your mother asks you to perform an independent analysis using Logger Pro.

Objectives

In this activity, you will

  • Use Logger Pro video analysis tools to examine the motion of the cart.
  • Determine where the cart was when it stopped.

Software for Experiment

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

Physics with Video Analysis

See other experiments from the lab book.

1Rolling Ball
2Big and Small: How to Scale an Image
3Velocity Change
4Velocity and Speed
5Velocity and Acceleration
6Three Movies: Determining Constant Acceleration
7Demon Drop: A Mathematical Modeling Activity
8Jumping on the Moon
92D Vectors: Pool Ball Displacement, Velocity, and Speed
10Galileo's Projectile I: Using 17th Century Techniques
11Galileo's Projectile II: Using Contemporary Techniques
12Projectile Motion Vectors
13Frictional Slowing
14Impulsive Juggling
15Center of Mass Motions
16Finding a Spring Constant
17Net Work - Kinetic Energy Theorem
18Oscillations
19Slinky Wave Speeds
20Superposition of Slinky Waves
21A Wave Pulse Equation
22Doppler Effect: Surface Water Waves
23Doppler Effect: Sound Waves
24A Heat Engine: Relating Work to the P-V Cycle
25Coulomb's Law for Two Charged Spheres
26Discharge Rate
27Electric Field Due to a Line of Charge
28Resistance and Ohm's Law
29Parallel Plate Capacitor: Potential Difference vs. Spacing
30Wiring Capacitors in Series and Parallel
31Using RC Decay to Determine Capacitance
32Exploring Faraday's Law
33Snell's Law of Refraction

Experiment 13 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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