This applet demonstrates the forces acting on a mass rotating on a carousel. The period, distance between the suspension points and the axis of rotation, length of the rope, and mass can be set by the user. The resultant motion is displayed. A free-body diagram for the masses and numerical values for the quantities involved are given.
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%0 Electronic Source %A Fendt, Walter %D January 18, 2003 %T Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Model of a Carousel (Centripetal Force) %V 2014 %N 30 July 2014 %8 January 18, 2003 %9 application/java %U http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/carousel.htm
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