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The Role of Laboratory: The Yellow Light Problem 

written by Jim Nelson and Jane Nelson

In this activity from the PTRA manual "The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics", students investigate the timing of a traffic light to see if it is appropriately set.  This activity provides a real world example of the use of kinematics.  See Man Made World Laboratory Manual, ISBN 07-019506-4, published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1972.

Published January 1, 1995
Last Modified June 18, 2006