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written by Francisco Esquembre
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The Two-Dimensional Air Drop model shows a Red Cross airplane planning to drop supplies to a small island.  As captain of the plane, the user must drop the package at the right moment so that it doesn't fall on the ocean.

The Two-Dimensional Air Drop 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_TwoDimensionalAirDrop.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Projectile Motion
- Newton's First Law
= Inertia in Motion
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Modeling
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Simulation
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Francisco Esquembre
Keywords:
2d motion, air drop, airplane, EJS, Easy Java Simulation, computer model, gravitation
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created April 16, 2010 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
June 12, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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April 15, 2010
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4B. The Earth
  • 6-8: 4B/M3. Everything on or anywhere near the earth is pulled toward the earth's center by gravitational force.
4F. Motion
  • 9-12: 4F/H2. All motion is relative to whatever frame of reference is chosen, for there is no motionless frame from which to judge all motion.
  • 9-12: 4F/H8. Any object maintains a constant speed and direction of motion unless an unbalanced outside force acts on it.

11. Common Themes

11B. Models
  • 6-8: 11B/M1. Models are often used to think about processes that happen too slowly, too quickly, or on too small a scale to observe directly. They are also used for processes that are too vast, too complex, or too dangerous to study.

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (1993 Version)

11. COMMON THEMES

B. Models
  • 11B (6-8) #3.  Different models can be used to represent the same thing. What kind of a model to use and how complex it should be depends on its purpose. The usefulness of a model may be limited if it is too simple or if it is needlessly complicated. Choosing a useful model is one of the instances in which intuition and creativity come into play in science, mathematics, and engineering.
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AIP Format
F. Esquembre, Computer Program TWO DIMENSIONAL AIR DROP MODEL, Version 1.0 (2010), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9972&DocID=1592).
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F. Esquembre, Computer Program TWO DIMENSIONAL AIR DROP MODEL, Version 1.0 (2010), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9972&DocID=1592>.
APA Format
Esquembre, F. (2010). Two Dimensional Air Drop Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved September 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9972&DocID=1592
Chicago Format
Esquembre, Francisco. "Two Dimensional Air Drop Model." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9972&DocID=1592 (accessed 22 September 2014).
MLA Format
Esquembre, Francisco. Two Dimensional Air Drop Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2010. Java (JRE) 1.5. 22 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9972&DocID=1592>.
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Two Dimensional Air Drop Model:

Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool

The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the Two Dimensional Air Drop.

relation by Wolfgang Christian
Supplements Physlet Physics: Chapter 3: Two-Dimensional Kinematics

The Two Dimensional Air Drop Model relates to the two-dimensional kinematics covered by Physlet Physics.

relation by Andreu Glasmann

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