This web page is an interactive physics homework problem relating to circular motion. A simulation depicts a ball on a string being whirled at constant speed on a horizontal circle. Given mass of the ball and tension in the string, students are asked to find the speed. Explicit help is provided to find a solution by applying Newton's Second Law. This item is part of a collection of similar simulation-based activities. See Related Materials on this page for a link to the full index of simulations designed by this author to support first semester physics curriculum.
%0 Electronic Source %A Duffy, Andrew %D March 28, 2008 %T Boston University Physics Applets: Ball on a String %V 2015 %N 31 March 2015 %8 March 28, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c8_whirligig.html
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This is the full index of interactive Java simulations by the same author on Classical Mechanics. This particular collection is devoted to topics typically covered in a first semester introductory physics class.