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Video Discussion: Analyzing the Apollo 15 Feather and Hammer Drop - A Basic, Introductory Free-Fall Problem

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Name: Analyzing the Apollo 15 Feather and Hammer Drop - A Basic, Introductory Free-Fall Problem

Category: Kinematics

Date Added: 21 May 2014 - 03:54 PM

Submitter: Flipping Physics

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Apollo 15 Video Courtesy of NASA: The 1971 Feather and Hammer Drop Experiment performed by Astronaut David Scott. We analyze the experiment to determine the height from which the feather and hammer were dropped. It is a great, basic, introductory free-fall problem.

Content Times:

0:19 Why the experiment was done.

0:32 Let's enjoy the video

1:27 Beginning to analyze the video

2:23 Using the Frame Rate

3:00 Counting the frames

3:50 Solving for the initial height

4:51 The answer to how high the feather and hammer were dropped

5:31 The Review

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