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written by Andrew Duffy
This web page is an interactive physics problem relating to kinematics.  The user is given initial velocity of an object moving at a constant speed, and asked to find when an object starting with a zero speed and nonzero acceleration will catch up to it.  The problem is accompanied by a Java simulation that depicts the physical situation.  This item is part of a larger collection of similar activities.  See Related Materials on this page for a link to the full index of simulations designed by this author to support first semester introductory physics curriculum.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Acceleration
= Position & Displacement
= Velocity
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Educators
- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
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© 2002 Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
acceleration, homework problem, kinematics, problem, simulation
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Metadata instance created April 17, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
July 31, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
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March 28, 2008
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A. Duffy, (2002), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c2_twocars.html).
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A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Applets: A Two-Car Race, (2002), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c2_twocars.html>.
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Duffy, A. (2008, March 28). Boston University Physics Applets: A Two-Car Race. Retrieved October 2, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c2_twocars.html
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Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: A Two-Car Race. March 28, 2008. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c2_twocars.html (accessed 2 October 2014).
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Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: A Two-Car Race. 2002. 28 Mar. 2008. 2 Oct. 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c2_twocars.html>.
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Is Part Of First Semester Introductory Physics Simulations

This is the full index of interactive Java simulations by the same author on Classical Mechanics.  This particular collection is devoted to topics typically covered in a first semester introductory physics class.

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