ERIC Number: EJ852870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Cellular Phones Helping to Get a Clearer Picture of Kinematics
Falcao, A. E. G., Jr.; Gomes, R. A.; Pereira, J. M.; Coelho, L. F. S.; Santos, A. C. F.
Physics Teacher, v47 n3 p167-168 Mar 2009
The main purpose of this paper is to add to the list of examples of how cell phones may be used as teaching tools in the classroom. One very interesting example of this comes from the study of projectile motion, the classical "cannon ball" problem. This problem is central to the study of kinematics, the very first topic a student meets in physics. Our approach exploits the fact that these days almost all students carry cellular phones and the vast majority of the phones have built-in cameras.
Descriptors: Motion, Science Instruction, Mechanics (Physics), Scientific Principles, Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods, Photography
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://scitation.aip.org/tpt
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A