Alberti's Window Workshop—AAPT 2004 National Summer Meeting

Please join Alberti's Window at the AAPT National Summer Meeting at California State University in Sacramento, California, on July 31 to August 4, 2004.

Exhibit: Table #304

Open Session Workshop:
  Killer Activities Made Easy with Motion Visualizer 3D/2D
  Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2004
  Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
  Place: Oak Room
  Presenters: Nathan Kimball and Steve Cremer

Redefine Your Physics Curriculum with Motion Visualizer 3D/2D from Alberti's Window

With Motion Visualizer 3D/2D, if you can see a motion, you can investigate it. This breakthrough learning tool represents the next generation of MBL as it enables the real-time capture and display of the motion in space of an object or point on a 3D plot using ordinary video cameras.

With these capabilities, classical studies of pendula, projectiles, and rotations for instance, are tangible and clear because the whole motion is captured and maintained in a "spatial picture" together with all kinematics variables. The 3D capabilities provide an instinctive environment for developing the understanding of vectors. Moreover, Motion Visualizer 3D/2D allows a whole new range of phenomena to be quickly and easily investigated. These phenomena include motions that students find most interesting such as sports, gymnastics, and juggling.

Motion Visualizer 3D gets all students enthusiastically engaged and learning!

In our AAPT open session workshop we'll demonstrate how Motion Visualizer 3D/2D can deepen and broaden your high school or college introductory physics curriculum drawing first on standard classical motion studies such as projectile motion, then by studying motions that could not easily be studied before such as gymnastics and juggling. Participants will get hands-on experience with all aspects of the system including setup, data recording, and analysis. We will also discuss using Motion Visualizer 3D/2D for demonstrations and student investigations.


Be the first to experience the recently released Motion Visualizer 3D v1.2, which now can track two objects in real-timeperfect for the study of collisions, motion of rigid bodies, and comparisons. Motion Visualizer 3D v1.2 provides for a simplified, one camera setup where our 2D functionality is sufficient.

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