Yo-Yo

A thin plastic tape, supported at one end, is wrapped around a circular object. The object is allowed to fall vertically. Using video analysis, determine the acceleration of the object.

 

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This material is based in part upon work supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) grants 0089380, 0424063, 0717699 and 1122828. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.