This simple applet shows the motion of an object moving with constant velocity. The user can perform measurements on the simulation to compute the velocity. Options are available to display the position of the object or show a motion diagram displaying ghost images of the object at uniform times.
This is part of a large collection of Physlet-based (Physics Java Applet) illustrations and tutorials covering introductory physics.
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion Unit Title: Motion in One Dimension
This simple animation depicting constant linear velocity would be great teamed with the applet directly above. The two applets can help beginning students learn how to read motion diagrams and differentiate velocity from acceleration.
%0 Electronic Source %A Schneider, Scott %D March 15, 2006 %T LTU Physlet: Constant Linear Velocity %V 2015 %N 26 January 2015 %8 March 15, 2006 %9 application/java %U http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/constvel1.shtml
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