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Particle Motion On A Vertical Elliptical Loop Model Documents

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Particle Motion On A Vertical Loop Model 

written by Wolfgang Christian

The Particle Motion On A Vertical Elliptical Loop model simulates the dynamics of a particle sliding on a track with friction.  The model displays the trajectory of the particle  and the normal, friction, and gravitational force vectors. Units are chosen such that mass m=1 and acceleration of gravity g=1.  In this simulation, the particle changes color and free-falls from the track if the force due to the loop points outward unless the grip option is enabled.  A second window displays the normal force as a function of angle.

The Particle Motion On A Vertical Elliptical Loop model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the  ejs_mech_newton_ParticleMotionOnVerticalEllipticalLoop.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Last Modified July 23, 2013

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Source Code Documents

Particle Motion On A Vertical Elliptical Loop Source Code 

The source code zip archive contains an EJS-XML representation of the Particle Motion On A Vertical Elliptical Loop.   Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.

Last Modified June 11, 2011

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