Direct Measurement Video – Motion in One Dimension

PART 1: Click here to see the video of the launch of the ATLAS V rocket which was carrying the Curiosity Rover to Mars.

  • What was the acceleration of the rocket?mars-launch

PART 2: Click here to go to see the video of a ball rolling down a ramp.

  • Calculate the acceleration of the ball on ramp 1. ¬†Show all your work.
  • Then calculate the acceleration of the ball on ramp 2. Show all your work.

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PART 3: Click here to see the video of the ping pong cannon destroying a soda can.  Soda is bad for you anyway.

  • What was the acceleration of the ping pong ball? Show all work.
  • What the speed of the ping pong ball right before it hit the can? Show all work.

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