- What is the range of each variable in each graph? Include x, y, and t as variables in your analysis.
- Use the information from the graph to draw the trajectory of the ball and the puck on separate pieces of paper. Include beginning and ending time points in your drawing.
- Using the information from Questions 1 and 2, compare the graphs. What is different about the motion of the ball and the puck?
- Approximately how much energy from the ball is lost due to friction?
- Approximately how much energy from the puck is lost due to friction?
Additional free graphs are available in a free pamphlet from the publisher's webpage.
The following books from Schottenbauer Publishing contain similar types of graphs and data pertaining to the science of ice skating, figure skating, and hockey:
- The Science of Ice Skating
- Volume 1: Translational Motion
- Volume 2: Rotational Motion (Curves)
- Volume 3: Rotational Motion (Spins)
- Volume 4: Jumps
- Volume 5: Ice Hockey
- Volume 6: Biophysics
- Volume 7: Video Analysis
- Volume 8: Reference Manual
- The Science of Figure Skating
- The Science of Ice Hockey
- The Science of Winter Olympic Sports