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This simple applet shows the motion of an object moving with constant acceleration. Options are available to display the position or velocity of the object or ghost images at uniform times. Standard controls will start, pause, step, and rewind the animation.

This is part of a large collection of Physlet-based (Physics Java Applet) illustrations and tutorials covering introductory physics.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
General Physics
- Measurement/Units
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Audio/Visual
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© 1998 Scott Schneider
Tutorials available for download.
Keywords:
constant acceleration, motion, simulation
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Metadata instance created August 29, 2006 by jason evans
Record Updated:
February 10, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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March 15, 2006
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Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion
Unit Title: Motion in One Dimension

This Java animation shows the motion of an object moving with constant acceleration. Ghost images can be displayed, with controls available to pause, step, and rewind.  Try teaming this applet with the one below on constant velocity. The students' task: calculate the acceleration of the ball.

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AIP Format
S. Schneider, (1998), WWW Document, (http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/constaccel1d.shtml).
AJP/PRST-PER
S. Schneider, LTU Physlet: Constant Linear Acceleration (1998), <http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/constaccel1d.shtml>.
APA Format
Schneider, S. (2006, March 15). LTU Physlet: Constant Linear Acceleration. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/constaccel1d.shtml
Chicago Format
Schneider, Scott. LTU Physlet: Constant Linear Acceleration. March 15, 2006. http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/constaccel1d.shtml (accessed 24 April 2014).
MLA Format
Schneider, Scott. LTU Physlet: Constant Linear Acceleration. 1998. 15 Mar. 2006. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/constaccel1d.shtml>.
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@misc{ Author = "Scott Schneider", Title = {LTU Physlet: Constant Linear Acceleration}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {24 April 2014}, Month = {March 15, 2006}, Year = {1998} }
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