It's not the Vf=Vi+a(t) that kills you, it's the F=m(ΔV/ΔT).

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Motion Analysis Video

I used Vernier Software & Technology's Video Physics program to analyze the velocity of a remote-controlled car. The car (during the video) has no acceleration since it has a constant velocity.

YouTube Video

The program uses points in the car's motion to determine how far it travels in a set amount of time. The program then created a series of graphs, one of which was an accurate Distance Vs. Time graph.



I divided the change in the distance (y-axis) by the change in time (x-axis) at the one second interval to determine that the car's velocity was .334 meters per second to the right.

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