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written by Andrew Duffy
This web page is an interactive physics homework problem relating to circular motion.  A simulation depicts a ball on a string being whirled at constant speed on a horizontal circle.  Given mass of the ball and tension in the string, students are asked to find the speed. Explicit help is provided to find a solution by applying Newton's Second Law.  
This item is part of a collection of similar simulation-based activities.  See Related Materials on this page for a link to the full index of simulations designed by this author to support first semester physics curriculum.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Central Forces
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
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© 2002 Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
Newton's Second Law, homework problem, problem, simulation, whirligig
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Metadata instance created April 23, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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/c8_whirligig.html).
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A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Applets: Ball on a String (2002), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c8_whirligig.html>.
APA Format
Duffy, A. (2008, March 28). Boston University Physics Applets: Ball on a String. Retrieved April 20, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c8_whirligig.html
Chicago Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Ball on a String. March 28, 2008. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c8_whirligig.html (accessed 20 April 2014).
MLA Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Ball on a String. 2002. 28 Mar. 2008. 20 Apr. 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c8_whirligig.html>.
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Supplements 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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