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written by Fu-Kwun Hwang
sub author: Gary Richert
Try out your sense of relative motion with this applet. You are looking down on a river, with objects floating by, a boat moving, and a person walking by, who can also swim across. You can view the motion of the frame of reference of any of these and watch how the others moved. Also, you can watch a bouncing ball as seen from the various frames.
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Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Motion in One Dimension
- Motion in Two Dimensions
- Relative Motion
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- application/java
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2001 Fu-Kwun Hwang
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Keywords: relative observers, relative velocity
Record Creator: Metadata instance created March 11, 2004 by Cathy Ezrailson
Record Updated: Jan 21, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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F. Hwang, (2001), WWW Document, (http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=140.0).
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F. Hwang, NTNU Java: Relative Motion (frame of reference) (2001), <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=140.0>.
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Hwang, F. (2001). NTNU Java: Relative Motion (frame of reference). Retrieved April 25, 2014, from http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=140.0
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Hwang, Fu-Kwun. NTNU Java: Relative Motion (frame of reference). 2001. http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=140.0 (accessed 25 April 2014).
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Hwang, Fu-Kwun. NTNU Java: Relative Motion (frame of reference). 2001. 25 Apr. 2014 <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=140.0>.
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