FIGURE 6.15. Theoretical trajectory of the puck during one complete rotation period of the table, 2n/Q, in GFD Lab V in the inertial frame (straight line) and in the rotating frame (circle). We launch the puck from the origin of our coordinate system x(0) = 0; y(0) = 0 (chosen to be the center of the rotating parabola) with speed u(0) = 0; v(0) = vo. The horizontal axes are in units of vo/2Q. Observed trajectories are shown in Fig. 6.14.
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