Please wait for the animation to completely load.
The animations represent the motion of a ball on various surfaces (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). The "ghosts" are placed at equal time intervals. Such a picture is often called a motion diagram. Restart.
Answer the following questions using the coordinate system specified in each animation by the red arrow. Please indicate ties by ( ). For example a suitable response could be: 1,(2,3),4,5,6.
For parts (a), (b), and (c), use the ghost images to qualitatively rank the quantities.
Now use the usual x and y coordinates that you can access by click-dragging in the animation.
Problem authored by Mario Belloni*.
© 2004 by Prentice-Hall, Inc. A Pearson Company
*This exercise was adapted from an original Ranking Task Exercise which appears in the book Ranking Task Exercises in Physics, T. O' Kuma, D. Maloney, and C. Hieggelke.