Tuesday, February 7, 2012

W28 open source physics amusement park

W28: Modeling Amusement Pk Physics
Date/Time

Sun, Feb 5
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Organizer
Wolfgang Christian
Co-Organizer(s)
Mario Belloni, Anne Cox
Cost

Members: $70.00
Non-members: $95.00

Seats

Max: 24
Available: 24

Modeling Amusement Park Physics with EJS Simulations and Tracker Video Analysis - How do physical laws affect amusement park ride design? Rides must be designed with physics and engineering tolerances in mind, but they also need to be exciting but not dangerous to the rider. Amusement park rides are rich in physics content and are an exciting context for learning physics and this workshop will use EJS computer models and Tracker video modeling to study physics them. These simulations can be used for computer demonstrations or as virtual laboratories in high-school and undergraduate courses, or serve as programming examples and tasks for computational physics with higher-level students. Participants of the workshop will receive a CD with these EJS simulations and Tracker video models; and these models are also in the OSP ComPADRE Collection at: http://www.compadre.org/osp/. Partial funding for this workshop was obtained through NSF grant DUE-0442581.

copy of Amusement park book


Mario leading the workshop on Amusement Park Physics
Easy Java Simulation at the heart of the workshop to edit computer models

W28 open source physics amusement park, with Wolfgang leading the workshop


some of the participants of W28 open source physics amusement park
Anne leading a participant from South Korea on use of EJS

Mario leading the workshop on Amusement Park Physics
Douglas creator of Tracker showing some of the new features in Tracker 4.62
Douglas creator of Tracker showing some of the new features in Tracker 4.62
Douglas creator of Tracker showing some of the new features in Tracker 4.62