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This simulation gives users an opportunity to investigate the meaning of shape and slope for three types of motion graphs: position vs. time, velocity vs. time, and acceleration vs. time. The simulation opens with a motion diagram of a blue ball moving horizontally, with a position vs. time graph simultaneously displayed. The student's task is to "match" the motion of an adjacent red ball to that of the blue ball, by using sliders to set the initial position, initial velocity, and acceleration. To set it up correctly requires the student to analyze and interpret motion of the blue ball. After matching the motion, students can predict what the velocity and acceleration graphs look like by sliding the end points of the red lines up or down to give correct straight-line graphs.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Acceleration
= Position & Displacement
= Velocity
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
a/t graphs, acceleration, graph analysis, graphing motion, graphs of motion, modeling, motion, motion diagram, motion graphs, p/t graphs, v/t graphs, velocity
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created May 2, 2010 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
August 19, 2013 by Matt Mohorn
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April 16, 2010
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

9. The Mathematical World

9B. Symbolic Relationships
  • 6-8: 9B/M3. Graphs can show a variety of possible relationships between two variables. As one variable increases uniformly, the other may do one of the following: increase or decrease steadily, increase or decrease faster and faster, get closer and closer to some limiting value, reach some intermediate maximum or minimum, alternately increase and decrease, increase or decrease in steps, or do something different from any of these.
  • 9-12: 9B/H4. Tables, graphs, and symbols are alternative ways of representing data and relationships that can be translated from one to another.
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