Tracking the motion of an object in 2D as a demonstration in a physics classroom or as a laboratory activity is difficult to accomplish in real time with traditional equipment used by educators. A local positioning system (LPS), like the Pozyx Creator series LPS, has a potentially wide range of educational applications for introductory physics courses. In a previous article we reported using this product to track one-dimensional motion, pressure, rotation, and magnetic field data, but here we discuss how such systems can provide location information (to within approximately ±10 cm) in one, two, and potentially three dimensions both indoors and outdoors.
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TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM| October 01 2019
Using a local positioning system to track 2D motion
Paul R. DeStefano;
Phys. Teach. 57, 508–509 (2019)
Paul R. DeStefano, Cora Siebert, Ralf Widenhorn; Using a local positioning system to track 2D motion. Phys. Teach. 1 October 2019; 57 (7): 508–509. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5126843
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