(this movie may take several minutes to download)
VIDEO SEQUENCE of an ELASTIC COLLISION (slowed x3)
(click on the picture to stop/restart the motion)
The sequence of sixteen video frames shown here is displayed in a composite on the video page

For more fun at less cost, use HO-gauge model railway cars from your hobby shop for collision experiments



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   Every motion study has these three components:
  • Moving Object(s) (e.g. falling or colliding objects, an athlete's run, etc.)
  • Instruments for recording the motion
  • Method of analyzing the data

Described in the following pages is a study of momentum conservation in collisions
   Two HO-gauge model railway cars are caused to collide;
   The collision is recorded on digital video tape; and
   The video is captured, and can be displayed frame by frame and analyzed using currently available sofware

on to Details of Model Railway cars; blueprint of launch mechanism
on to Video photography of the collision
on to Computer processing of video data
on to Video Camera Specifications and Computer software for video data

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