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ERIC Number: EJ1037266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Simple Numerical Analysis of Longboard Speedometer Data
Hare, Jonathan
Physics Education, v48 n6 p723-730 Nov 2013
Simple numerical data analysis is described, using a standard spreadsheet program, to determine distance, velocity (speed) and acceleration from voltage data generated by a skateboard/longboard speedometer (Hare 2012 "Phys. Educ." 47 409-17). This simple analysis is an introduction to data processing including scaling data as well as simple numerical differentiation and integration. This is an interesting, fun and instructive way to start to explore data manipulation at GCSE and A-level--analysis and skills so essential for the engineer and scientist.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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