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  Session: Same Physics Other Ways
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Slow-Speed Video
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 2:20PM
  Author: Paul M. Nord, Valparaiso University
2194646848, Paul.Nord@valpo.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: No sense in our bodies overwhelms the others more than vision. The digital age has recently brought imaging technology at an affordable price. We can slow the ultra-fast splatter of a raindrop to a humanly understandable speed. We can see a world of things that happen in the blink of an eye. At the other end of the speed spectrum are those interactions that happen so slowly that the instantaneous motion cannot be perceived. The motion of the hour hand of a clock, the formation of an icicle, the melting of snow, or the oozing of a thick liquid all take so long that we cannot perceive the change. This talk will demonstrate a few new technological tricks to bring slow motions up to the scale of human perception.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Nord-AAPT Presentation 2014.pdf

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