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edited by Robert Teese
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This short video shows the impulsive force of a tennis ball hitting a hard surface. When viewed in stepped motion, it can also illustrate the transfer of energy between tennis ball and floor as the ball flattens out. It may be run as a simple video in grades 6-10, and also used for computer analysis in introductory physics classrooms.  The video is 12 frames in length and may be viewed in step motion or real-time.  Position and time data may be measured and collected by using video-analysis software.

SEE RELATED ITEMS for a link to free Tracker video analysis software.  Tracker allows students to not only analyze the video in slow-motion, but also to overlay the videos with dynamical models to see how well the model matches the real world.  
  
This item is part of a larger collection of short physics videos developed by the Rochester Institute of Technology Live Photo Physics Project.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Linear Momentum
= Collisions in One Dimension
= Conservation of Linear Momentum
= Impulse
Education Practices
- Technology
= Multimedia
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
- New teachers
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Keywords:
Newton's Laws, collisions, impulse, linear momentum, mechanics, mechanics videos, momentum, physics videos, video analysis, video capture
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Metadata instance created August 30, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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June 3, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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, edited by R. Teese (Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, 2007), WWW Document, (http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/balls/).
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LivePhoto Physics: Bouncing Tennis Ball, , edited by R. Teese (Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, 2007), <http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/balls/>.
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Teese, R. (Ed.). (2008, January 8). LivePhoto Physics: Bouncing Tennis Ball. Retrieved October 31, 2014, from Rochester Institute of Technology: http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/balls/
Chicago Format
Teese, Robert, ed. LivePhoto Physics: Bouncing Tennis Ball. Rochester: Rochester Institute of Technology, January 8, 2008. http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/balls/ (accessed 31 October 2014).
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Teese, Robert, ed. LivePhoto Physics: Bouncing Tennis Ball. Rochester: Rochester Institute of Technology, 2007. 8 Jan. 2008. 31 Oct. 2014 <http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/balls/>.
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@misc{ Title = {LivePhoto Physics: Bouncing Tennis Ball}, Publisher = {Rochester Institute of Technology}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {31 October 2014}, Month = {January 8, 2008}, Year = {2007} }
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This is the home page for the Live Photo Physics Project, containing links to short videos on Mechanics, Waves and Oscillations, Electricity, and other topics for students of introductory physics.

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Is Supplemented By Tracker Video Analysis

This is the web site to obtain a free download of Tracker Video Analysis software, a tool to analyze video clips frame-by-frame and also combine the videos with computer-generated dynamical models. Full instructions for use in the classroom are included.

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