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In the MOOC "Smartphone Pocketlab", you do real physics experiments at home and you learn scientific description of movement : speed, acceleration, trajectory...
The needed equipment is a smartphone and a laptop. This is all.
The proposed experiments explore the concepts presented in the course 'Classical Mechanics' that is taught in all universities. They introduce participants to a scientific description of motion by doing themselves experiments at home (no lab required).
The experiments are organised in 5 sessions: the pendulum (S3) and the free fall (S1) with illustrations directly from Galileo and Newton, while the Session 2 (S2) deals with rotation and Session 4 (S4) with oscillations and vibrations.
In Session 5 (S5), you do your own experiment: you can study trajectory of a bicycle, of a train. As an example, we show you how to quantitatively study the trajectory, speed and acceleration of a tramway. New ideas welcomed.
- Session 1 Free fall and 1D motion (start, move an stop)
- Session 2 Circular motion
- Session 3 Pendulum
- Session 4 Mechanical oscillations
- Session 5 Motion in real life: train, bicycle,...
Needed time to complete one session is 4 hours.
Professeur de physique à l'Université Grenoble Alpes
En délégation au CRI Paris de l'Université Paris Descartes
Beside research activities in Nanosciences and teaching at Master level, he has taught at first year level for the last twenty years