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How do we represent motion mathematically?

posted Sep 21, 2017, 2:33 PM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 2:39 PM ]
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Today, we'll continue the lab we started last time.  Check out the video below on analyzing motion in LoggerPro.  Sorry for the low res.  You may need to log into the school portal to access LoggerPro, and you should share the videos that you each took. Each student should print out the x vs t and v vs t for the trial they analyzed.  Try to describe the motion of a cart rolling down a ramp using the vocabulary we've learned the past week.  If any of your graphs are linear, find the slopes. Then you are one step closer to finding a mathematical relationship between the angle and motion.  If you find that you have constant acceleration, input a value for acceleration on Google Classroom.

LoggerPro Motion Analysis

Homework:  Every student should analyze a different trial from their lab.  So if your lab group did 5 trials, you should have one analyzed by all of you together and four analyzed by individuals in your group.  If you did not get to do one together, try a Google Hangout and have one person do a screenshare on LoggerPro.   Also, complete this worksheet on determining relationships from graphs.