Did you know that a helium balloon accelerates faster than the space shuttle? Do you know how police investigators tell the difference between the sound made by a glass beaker and a plastic straw? Interactive multimedia resource presents a library of pattern images, recorded photographically, so students can apply their knowledge of physics to events that normally can't be investigated in the lab. Measure amplitudes and frequencies as functions of time, determine the velocity and acceleration of familiar objects, compare and contrast waveforms and frequency spectra, and much more.
Visual sequences in each collection are supported by audio introductions. Text files and extensive online help files summarize and explain the underlying physics principles. Graphs, text, and data can be printed-out or exported to other applications. Collection of four programs.