The Particle Motion On A Curve model simulates the dynamics of a particle sliding on a curve y=f(x) with friction. The model displays normal, friction, and gravitational force vectors and the local radius of curvature. Units are chosen such that mass m=1 and acceleration of gravity g=1.
The Particle Motion On A Curve 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_ParticleMotionOnCurve.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.
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The source code zip archive contains an EJS-XML representation of the Particle Motion On A Curve model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile… more... download 17kb .zip
Published: June 7, 2011
Metadata instance created
June 8, 2011
by Wolfgang Christian
June 11, 2014
by Andreu Glasmann
Last Update when Cataloged:
June 7, 2011
AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)
4. The Physical Setting
4E. Energy Transformations
6-8: 4E/M4. Energy appears in different forms and can be transformed within a system. Motion energy is associated with the speed of an object. Thermal energy is associated with the temperature of an object. Gravitational energy is associated with the height of an object above a reference point. Elastic energy is associated with the stretching or compressing of an elastic object. Chemical energy is associated with the composition of a substance. Electrical energy is associated with an electric current in a circuit. Light energy is associated with the frequency of electromagnetic waves.
AAAS Benchmark Alignments (1993 Version)
4. THE PHYSICAL SETTING
E. Energy Transformations
4E (9-12) #2. Heat energy in a material consists of the disordered motions of its atoms or molecules. In any interactions of atoms or molecules, the statistical odds are that they will end up with less order than they began?that is, with the heat energy spread out more evenly. With huge numbers of atoms and molecules, the greater disorder is almost certain.
Christian, W. (2011). Particle Motion On A Curve Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved November 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11235&DocID=2277
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