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kinematics lab


kinematics lab

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This lab vividly illustrates the difference between distance/displacement and velocity/speed for beginning physics students.  We use very economical and rudimentary equipment available to  schools on a budget.  The distance can be paced out for a rough approximation if no tiles are available.  The travel time can be measured with a stop watch or a smart phone.
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: January 11, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 11, 2012
Submitter: Luis Vives
Keywords: pythagora's theorem, error analysis, velocity, distance, speed, displacement


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: unsure
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States


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