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ERIC Number: EJ848919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Projectile Motion on an Inclined Misty Surface: I. Capturing and Analysing the Trajectory
Ho, S. Y.; Foong, S. K.; Lim, C. H.; Lim, C. C.; Lin, K.; Kuppan, L.
Physics Education, v44 n3 p253-257 May 2009
Projectile motion is usually the first non-uniform two-dimensional motion that students will encounter in a pre-university physics course. In this article, we introduce a novel technique for capturing the trajectory of projectile motion on an inclined Perspex plane. This is achieved by coating the Perspex with a thin layer of fine water droplets that allows the projectile to leave a trail as it passes. The experiment was field-tested in Singapore and the response was very good. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore