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Open Source Physics in the Amusement Park
  Location: KFC Courts
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.2
  Time: 6:00 PM -6:45 PM
  Author: Michael Gallis, Penn State Schuylkill
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: There are a variety of tools from the Open Source Physics project appropriate for use in typical amusement park physics activities. The Tracker Video Analysis tool can be used to extract data from video clips that can be taken with almost any modern digital camera. The Easy Java Simulations tool allows users to easily build simulations of varying levels of complexity. This poster presents the use of these tools for "High School Physics Day" activities at local amusement parks and in a special topics course offered to advanced local high school students in a dual enrollment special topics course.
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