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written by Fu-Kwun Hwang
In this applet, one block of mass m2 is on top of another block of mass m1 on a frictionless surface. Assume the friction coefficient between the blocks is mu. The lower block is attached to a spring of constant k. The user can drag the lower block horizontally, release the mouse and watch how the friction force between the blocks cause the top mass to move. Due to the friction force between blocks, the velocity of the top block is in the same direction of its friction force.
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Velocity
- Newton's First Law
= Inertia in Motion
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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Keywords:
Newton's Laws, Newton's second law, force, friction, friction force, spring
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Metadata instance created November 28, 2007 by Alea Smith
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F. Hwang, (2001), WWW Document, (http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=434.0).
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F. Hwang, NTNU Java: Velocity in the same direction of the frictional force, (2001), <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=434.0>.
APA Format
Hwang, F. (2007, February 25). NTNU Java: Velocity in the same direction of the frictional force. Retrieved August 18, 2017, from http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=434.0
Chicago Format
Hwang, Fu-Kwun. NTNU Java: Velocity in the same direction of the frictional force. February 25, 2007. http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=434.0 (accessed 18 August 2017).
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Hwang, Fu-Kwun. NTNU Java: Velocity in the same direction of the frictional force. 2001. 25 Feb. 2007. 18 Aug. 2017 <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=434.0>.
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@misc{ Author = "Fu-Kwun Hwang", Title = {NTNU Java: Velocity in the same direction of the frictional force}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {18 August 2017}, Month = {February 25, 2007}, Year = {2001} }
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