UnitActivity1.txt

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First, record some data for this comparison in the table below. Record your measured values of displacement and velocity for times t = 8.0 seconds and t = 10.0 seconds in the columns below. Next, use the measured displacement and velocity values at t = 7.0 seconds and t = 9.0 seconds to interpolate the values of displacement and velocity at t = 8.0 seconds. Use the following formula to interpolate and extrapolate. Remember, x and y here represent values on the x and y axes of the graph. The x values will really be time and the y values will be either displacement (x) or velocity (vx). You should find that your interpolated and extrapolated values are not even close to the actual recorded values for these displacement and velocity readings. Describe the basic assumption behind interpolation and extrapolation, then for at least one of these values explain why the calculated value was significantly larger or smaller than the recorded value.Imagine that two balls, a basketball and a much larger exercise ball, are dropped from a parking garage.
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