Page: of 3 Automatic Zoom Actual Size Page Fit Page Width 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 200% 300% 400% Physics of Sports/Action Y ou will work in groups of 3 . You must pick some aspect of a sport to cover. You will collect all the data you can on that aspect, including video of the action being performed. All your data will be analyzed . To Do: 1. Identify the sport or action you will investigate . 2. Capture the action on
video. 3. Create a shared drive for your group. 4. Save the video in your shared drive. 5. Conduct analysis of motion of all important objects (i.e. bat and ball for a baseball swing ) . The specifics will vary greatly by group . However, you should try to incorporate answers to the following ideas: Was there constant velocity? If so, when and how do you know? What is the highest velocity you measured? How did velocity change? Why does velocity change? What about accelerati on? o Is there acceleration? o Is it constant? o Does area under your acceleration graph equal the change in velocity you read from your data table?
What are the masses of your objects? Did you measure them or estimate them? If estimated how did you arrive at your value?
- Fall '10
- Acceleration, Velocity