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This web page contains an interactive simulation of static and kinetic friction on an object resting on a horizontal surface.  The user can control the block's initial velocity, the force applied to it, its mass, and the coefficients of static and kinetic friction. The object's motion, a free body diagram, and the energies in the problem can be displayed.  This item includes step-by-step instructions for its use in a class.

This resource is part of a larger collection of simulation-based physics modules sponsored by the MAP project (Modular Approach to Physics).
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
= Friction
- Newton's Second Law
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- New teachers
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Learner
Format:
application/java
Access Rights:
Free access
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© 2001 University of Calgary
Keywords:
Newton's Laws, friction, kinetic friction, static friction
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created May 19, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
June 22, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
Last Update
when Cataloged:
January 20, 2004
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AIP Format
(University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), WWW Document, (http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/friction/simulate/horizontal/applet.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Modular Approach to Physics: Static and Kinetic Friction (University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/friction/simulate/horizontal/applet.html>.
APA Format
Modular Approach to Physics: Static and Kinetic Friction. (2004, January 20). Retrieved April 18, 2014, from University of Calgary: http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/friction/simulate/horizontal/applet.html
Chicago Format
University of Calgary. Modular Approach to Physics: Static and Kinetic Friction. Calgary: University of Calgary, January 20, 2004. http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/friction/simulate/horizontal/applet.html (accessed 18 April 2014).
MLA Format
Modular Approach to Physics: Static and Kinetic Friction. Calgary: University of Calgary, 2001. 20 Jan. 2004. 18 Apr. 2014 <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/friction/simulate/horizontal/applet.html>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Title = {Modular Approach to Physics: Static and Kinetic Friction}, Publisher = {University of Calgary}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {18 April 2014}, Month = {January 20, 2004}, Year = {2001} }
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%O application/java

EndNote Export Format

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%T Modular Approach to Physics:  Static and Kinetic Friction
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%9 application/java
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