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Sliding Down an Incline Plane Model 

written by Francisco Esquembre

The Sliding Down an Incline Plane model shows a stone block is lying on an inclined plane. Initially, the component of gravity along the plane surface, Ft, is compensated by the force of static friction Fsf, which is proportional to the normal to the plane, N. Because the modulus of this force cannot exceed a limit value of ?|N| (? is the static friction coefficient between the block and the plane). When the user increases the slope of the plane by dragging the double arrow at the plane top, Ft ends up being larger than this limit and the block slides down the plane

The Sliding Down an Incline Plane model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_murcia_mech_SlidingDownAnInclinePlane.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

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Sliding Down an Incline Plane Source Code 

The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Sliding Down an Incline Plane model.   Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.

Last Modified September 3, 2010

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