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published by the University of Calgary
designer: Jonathan Barrett, Michael Boonstra, Maija Graham, Graeme Irwin, Hans Laue, Jason Law, Michelle McGrath, Arend Meetsma, Ali Rezaei, Qasim Syed, Andrew Turner, and Jeremiah Van Oosten
written by David Austin and Brian Martin
Available Languages: English, French
This is an interactive simulation relating to average speed.  The user controls the speed and direction of a car, with capability to store data on up to 50 runs of varying velocities.  Graphs of instantaneous and average velocities are simultaneously displayed, helping the student to understand the concept of time-weighted average.  The directions available through the Help menu explain how to calculate a weighted average, first with two speeds, and then with multiple.  

This item is part of a larger collection of simulation based physics models sponsored by the MAP project (Modular Approach to Physics).
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Velocity
Other Sciences
- Mathematics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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© 2001 University of Calgary
Keywords:
MAP, average speed, histogram, interactive simulation, lesson plan, module, simulation, speed, weighted average
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Metadata instance created May 22, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
March 9, 2011 by Taha Mzoughi
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when Cataloged:
March 30, 2007
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AIP Format
D. Austin and B. Martin, (University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), WWW Document, (http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/speed/average/simulate/weighted/applet.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
D. Austin and B. Martin, Modular Approach to Physics: Weighted Average, (University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/speed/average/simulate/weighted/applet.html>.
APA Format
Austin, D., & Martin, B. (2007, March 30). Modular Approach to Physics: Weighted Average. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from University of Calgary: http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/speed/average/simulate/weighted/applet.html
Chicago Format
Austin, David, and Brian Martin. Modular Approach to Physics: Weighted Average. Calgary: University of Calgary, March 30, 2007. http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/speed/average/simulate/weighted/applet.html (accessed 1 October 2014).
MLA Format
Austin, David, and Brian Martin. Modular Approach to Physics: Weighted Average. Calgary: University of Calgary, 2001. 30 Mar. 2007. 1 Oct. 2014 <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/speed/average/simulate/weighted/applet.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "David Austin and Brian Martin", Title = {Modular Approach to Physics: Weighted Average}, Publisher = {University of Calgary}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {1 October 2014}, Month = {March 30, 2007}, Year = {2001} }
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