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written by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni
The Analytic Animator allows instructors to create two-dimensional single-particle kinematics models for teaching.  Instructors set two functions, x(t) and y(t), and the model displays the position-space particle motion as well as position, velocity, and acceleration graphs and tables.  The customized simulation is then saved with associated curricular as a new jar file that can be redistributed.

The Analytic Trajectory Animator 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 ejs_newton_TabletopProjectile.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.6 of Java (JRE).
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  • Analytic Trajectory Visualizer Source Code
    The source code zip archive contains an EJS-XML representation of the Analytic Trajectory Animator Model.   Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.
  • Analytic Y-Trajectory Visualizer Source Code
    The source code zip archive contains an EJS-XML representation of the Analytic Y-Trajectory Animator Model.   Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.
  • Analytic X-Trajectory Visualizer Source Code
    The source code zip archive contains an EJS-XML representation of the Analytic X-Trajectory Animator Model.   Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- General
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Acceleration
= 2D Velocity
= Position & Displacement
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
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- Learners
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Access Rights: Free access
License: This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder: Wolfgang Christian
Keyword: kinematics
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created May 9, 2012 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated: Jun 02, 2014 by Wolfgang Christian
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion
  • K-2: 4F/P1. Things move in many different ways, such as straight, zigzag, round and round, back and forth, and fast and slow.
  • 3-5: 4F/E2. How fast things move differs greatly. Some things are so slow that their journey takes a long time; others move too fast for people to even see them.

NSES Content Standards

Con.B: Physical Science
  • K-4: Position & Motion of Objects
  • 5-8: Motion & Forces
  • 9-12: Motions & Forces
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AIP Format
W. Christian and M. Belloni, Computer Program ANALYTIC TRAJECTORY VISUALIZER MODEL, Version 1.0 (2012), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11971&DocID=2768).
AJP/PRST-PER
W. Christian and M. Belloni, Computer Program ANALYTIC TRAJECTORY VISUALIZER MODEL, Version 1.0 (2012), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11971&DocID=2768>.
APA Format
Christian, W., & Belloni, M. (2012). Analytic Trajectory Visualizer Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11971&DocID=2768
Chicago Format
Christian, Wolfgang, and Mario Belloni. "Analytic Trajectory Visualizer Model." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11971&DocID=2768 (accessed 22 October 2014).
MLA Format
Christian, Wolfgang, and Mario Belloni. Analytic Trajectory Visualizer Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2012. Java (JRE) 1.6. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11971&DocID=2768>.
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