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ERIC Number: EJ1004663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Walking through the Impulse-Momentum Theorem
Haugland, Ole Anton
Physics Teacher, v51 n2 p78-79 Feb 2013
Modern force platforms are handy tools for investigating forces during human motion. Earlier they were very expensive and were mostly used in research laboratories. But now even platforms that can measure in two directions are quite affordable. In this work we used the PASCO 2-Axis Force Platform. The analysis of the data can serve as a nice illustration of qualitative or quantitative use of the impulse-momentum theorem p - p[subscript 0] = [image omitted][subscript t[subscript 0][superscript t] Fdt = I. The most common use of force platforms is to study the force from the base during the push-off period of a vertical jump. I think this is an activity of great value, and I would recommend it. The use of force platforms in teaching is well documented in research literature. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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