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ERIC Number: EJ1143229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Using Touchscreens as Position Detectors in Physics Experiments
Dilek, Ufuk; Sengören, Serap Kaya
Physics Education, v52 n3 Article 035010 May 2017
The position of a ball was measured by using the touchscreen of a mobile phone during its rolling motion. The translational speed of the ball was determined using the recorded position and time data. The speed was also calculated by a conventional method. The speed values determined by the two methods were consistent, thus it was proven that a touchscreen could be used to detect position in physics experiments. Touchscreens of other smart mobile devices and touch tables can also be used for the same purpose.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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