Unformatted text preview: The second arrangement had the camera fixed directly overhead but fixed directly above the end of the track, not the center. This proved that poor camera placement could lead to many problems as the angle made the dots not only harder to see but vary in distance as they went farther from the camera. The markings were definitely not equidistant. The third arrangement had the camera fixed overhead and to the side of the track but in line with the center. This view provided equidistant markings and a good view of the track. This experiment is a very helpful learning tool that provides insight into being careful and considerate of camera placement for capturing experiments. From the experiment I learned that the best views for equidistant markings are those with the camera located in line with the center of the track and not on the ends....
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- Spring '06
- Physics, Stanford prison experiment, Michael Murphy, James Maxin