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Graph Matching

In this lab, students will explore plots of position and velocity vs. time. The Motion Sensor is used to detect the motion of a person moving back and forth in front of the sensor along a straight line at different speeds. The challenge is to move in such a way that a plot of the motion ‘matches’ the graph that is provided.


Student Files

04_Graph_Matching.cap 152.56 KB
04_Match_Graph_Data.cap 200.31 KB
04_Graph_Matching.docx 263.42 KB
04_Match_Graph.jpg 168.22 KB
04_Graph_Matching.pdf 59.85 KB

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Comprehensive 850 Mechanics Bundle

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Source: Lab #04

Comprehensive 850 Physics System

Graph Matching