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Ticker Tape Motion
Ticker Tape Motion

The ticker tape timer works by making dots on a paper tape at equal time intervals (approximately every 0.1s in this experiment). It is an excellent way for beginning physics students to experience the measurement of motion. Students will record...

Acceleration Galileo's Inclined Plane
Acceleration Galileo's Inclined Plane

In Galileo's time, stopwatches had not been invented. He needed a way to measure the short time it took for a ball to roll down an incline. The set-up you will use is nearly identical to what Galileo would have...