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ERIC Number: EJ852873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Kinematic Measurements from YouTube Videos
Ruiz, Michael J.
Physics Teacher, v47 n4 p200-203 Apr 2009
Video analysis of motion has been in use now for some time. However, some teachers may not have video equipment or may be looking for innovative ways to engage students with interesting applications at no cost. The recent advent of YouTube offers opportunities for students to measure kinematic properties of real-life events using their computers. This paper provides examples such as measuring the average speed of a winning horse at the Kentucky Derby, plotting speed versus time from watching the speedometer of a high-performance bike, and determining acceleration for circular motion of amusement park rides.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A