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Particle Motion On A Curve Model Documents

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Main Document

Particle Motion On A Curve Model 

written by Wolfgang Christian

The Particle Motion On A Curve model simulates the dynamics of a particle sliding on a curve y=f(x) with friction.  The model displays normal, friction, and gravitational force vectors and the local radius of curvature. Units are chosen such that mass m=1 and acceleration of gravity g=1.

The Particle Motion On A Curve model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the  ejs_mech_newton_ParticleMotionOnCurve.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Last Modified June 11, 2014

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Source Code Documents

Particle Motion On A Curve Source Code 

The source code zip archive contains an EJS-XML representation of the Particle Motion On A Curve model.   Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.

Published June 7, 2011
Last Modified January 19, 2012

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