This web page contains an interactive simulation on conservation of momentum. Users may choose from two views: a pair of ice skaters pushing off from each other or two blocks being forced apart. By controlling the masses of the two objects, users can observe their velocities as they move away from each other. Lesson ideas for instructors and directions for students can be accessed by clicking the "Help" button on the simulation.
This item is part of a larger collection of simulation-based physics modules sponsored by the MAP project (Modular Approach to Physics).
Modular Approach to Physics: Skaters and Blocks. (2004, February 11). Retrieved July 29, 2015, from University of Calgary: http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/newton3/exploding_blocks/applet.html
University of Calgary. Modular Approach to Physics: Skaters and Blocks. Calgary: University of Calgary, February 11, 2004. http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/newton3/exploding_blocks/applet.html (accessed 29 July 2015).
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