Ferris Wheel Model Documents

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Ferris Wheel Model 

written by Mario Belloni

The Ferris Wheel Model explores the amusement park ride modeled after Ferris' original wheel.  The simulation shows a wheel that can be varied in radius from 40 m (Ferris' original wheels) to 100 m, or about 10 meters langer than the current world record. In addition, the rotational speed of the wheel can be varied from 10 - 20 m/s. By selecting the checkbox, the free-body diagram can be shown.

The Ferris Wheel Model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Last Modified July 11, 2013

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Source Code Documents

Ferris Wheel Model Source Code 

Source Code for the Ferris Wheel Model program.

This material is released under the GNU General Public License Version 3.

Published January 22, 2012
Last Modified January 22, 2012

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