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written by Scott W. Bonham
In this interactive activity, users create two energy diagrams to reflect kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy of a car rolling down a hill.  The side-by-side graphs allow beginners to discover how energy is conserved in mechanical processes.  Automated feedback allows this applet to be used as a tutorial or online homework.  After mastery of this activity, users may move on to incrementally more difficult processes.  This resource is part of a larger collection of interactive resources sponsored by PADs.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
- Work and Energy
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Graph
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- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
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© 2004 Scott Bonham
Keywords:
conservation of energy, energy diagram, gravitational potential energy, interactive Java applets, interactive graphs, kinetic energy, representations, simulations
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Metadata instance created May 23, 2007 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
May 23, 2007 by Caroline Hall
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when Cataloged:
May 30, 2006

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: Dynamics: Forces and Motion
Unit Title: Force Diagrams

In this interactive activity, users create two energy diagrams to reflect kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy of a car rolling down a hill.  The side-by-side graphs allow beginners to discover how energy is conserved in mechanical processes.

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AIP Format
S. Bonham, (2004), WWW Document, (http://www.wku.edu/pads/exercise.php?id=ggfmkqffmlgqooyfgqmmlag).
AJP/PRST-PER
S. Bonham, PADs Interactive Graphs and Diagrams: Energy Diagram, (2004), <http://www.wku.edu/pads/exercise.php?id=ggfmkqffmlgqooyfgqmmlag>.
APA Format
Bonham, S. (2006, May 30). PADs Interactive Graphs and Diagrams: Energy Diagram. Retrieved November 24, 2014, from http://www.wku.edu/pads/exercise.php?id=ggfmkqffmlgqooyfgqmmlag
Chicago Format
Bonham, Scott. PADs Interactive Graphs and Diagrams: Energy Diagram. May 30, 2006. http://www.wku.edu/pads/exercise.php?id=ggfmkqffmlgqooyfgqmmlag (accessed 24 November 2014).
MLA Format
Bonham, Scott. PADs Interactive Graphs and Diagrams: Energy Diagram. 2004. 30 May 2006. 24 Nov. 2014 <http://www.wku.edu/pads/exercise.php?id=ggfmkqffmlgqooyfgqmmlag>.
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@misc{ Author = "Scott Bonham", Title = {PADs Interactive Graphs and Diagrams: Energy Diagram}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {24 November 2014}, Month = {May 30, 2006}, Year = {2004} }
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