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This resource is a simulation-based activity relating to tension force and motion with constant acceleration.  It displays a block sitting on a table, attached by string to a block hanging off the side.  The string is guided over a pulley.  The user can control the mass of the blocks and mass of the pulley, view data giving real-time values of speed and time, and view a changing free-body diagram through the cycle of motion.  A comprehensive "Help" section provides step-by-step directions for use and detailed lessons for both beginning and intermediate instructional settings.

This item is part of a larger collection of simulation-based physics modules sponsored by the MAP project (Modular Approach to Physics).
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Work and Energy
= Conservation of Energy
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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© 2001 University of Calgary
Keywords:
Newton's Second Law, conservation of energy, constant acceleration, pulley, tension force
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created May 15, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
April 23, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
October 3, 2003
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AIP Format
(University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), WWW Document, (http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/energy/energy_cons/simulate/fletcher/applet.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Modular Approach to Physics: Fletcher's Trolley (University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/energy/energy_cons/simulate/fletcher/applet.html>.
APA Format
Modular Approach to Physics: Fletcher's Trolley. (2003, October 3). Retrieved August 22, 2014, from University of Calgary: http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/energy/energy_cons/simulate/fletcher/applet.html
Chicago Format
University of Calgary. Modular Approach to Physics: Fletcher's Trolley. Calgary: University of Calgary, October 3, 2003. http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/energy/energy_cons/simulate/fletcher/applet.html (accessed 22 August 2014).
MLA Format
Modular Approach to Physics: Fletcher's Trolley. Calgary: University of Calgary, 2001. 3 Oct. 2003. 22 Aug. 2014 <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/energy/energy_cons/simulate/fletcher/applet.html>.
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@misc{ Title = {Modular Approach to Physics: Fletcher's Trolley}, Publisher = {University of Calgary}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {22 August 2014}, Month = {October 3, 2003}, Year = {2001} }
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