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.
%0 Electronic Source %A Duffy, Andrew %D March 28, 2008 %T Boston University Physics Applets: A Two-Car Race %V 2014 %N 21 December 2014 %8 March 28, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c2_twocars.html
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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.