Day 96: Analyzing Simulation Data to Determine Newton’s 2nd Law

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College-Prep Physics: Today we shared out the results from Friday’s PhET Force and Motion simulation lab. Some students used Desmos to determine the line/curve of best fit, other did it manually (easy since the data is perfect). Then we tried to tease out what each of the constants in the 2 equations mean. (Here’s the one time where it’s more useful to express the slope as a fraction rather than a decimal.)

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About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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