Smartphones on the air track. Examples and difficulties

  • Manuel Ángel González Delgado Department of Applied Physics University of Valladolid 47011 Valladolid Spain
  • Alfonso Gómez Department of Applied Physics University of Valladolid 47011 Valladolid Spain
  • Miguel Ángel González Rebollo Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada, Cristalografía y Mineralogía Universidad de Valladolid 47011 Valladolid
Keywords: physics teaching, smartphone, kinematics, dynamics, sensors, accelerometer

Abstract

In this paper we describe a classical experiment with an air track in which smartphones are used as experimental devices to obtain physical data. The proposed experiment allows users to easily observe and measure relationships between physical magnitudes, conservation of momentum in collisions and friction effects on movement by utilizing the users' own mobile devices.

Received: 20 September 2017,  Accepted: 4 May 2018; Edited by: A. Martí,  M. Monteiro;  Reviewed by: J-L Richter, Lycee Polyvalent J-B Schwilgue, France; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4279/PIP.100005

Cite as: M Á González, A Gómez, M Á González, Papers in Physics 10, 100005 (2018)

This paper, by M Á González, A Gómez, M Á González, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

 

Open Review
Published
2018-06-06
How to Cite
González Delgado, M., Gómez, A., & González Rebollo, M. (2018). Smartphones on the air track. Examples and difficulties. Papers in Physics, 10, 100005. https://doi.org/10.4279/pip.100005
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Articles
Received 2017-09-20
Accepted 2018-05-04
Published 2018-06-06