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written by Todd Timberlake
The EJS Falling Body On Rotating Earth 2D model illustrates the trajectory of an object dropped from rest (relative to the rotating Earth) from a point above Earth's
equator.  The user can set the initial height of the object above (or
below) the Earth's surface, as well as the rotational speed of Earth.
The motion of the object can be viewed from an inertial reference frame,
or from a frame that rotates with the Earth (illustrating the effects of the so-called "Coriolis force").  The simulation can be made to stop when the object hits Earth's surface, or it can allow the object to move through the Earth.

The user can select from a variety of options that control the gravitational and resistive forces acting on the object as it falls.  The simulation can also generate a plot of the object's longitude (initially assumed to be zero) as a function of time.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
View the source code document attached to this resource
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Gravity
- Historical Astronomy
= History of Astronomy
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Universal Gravitation
- Relative Motion
= Coriolis Effect
= Rotating Reference Frames
General Physics
- History
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- General Publics
- application/java
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Todd Timberlake
Keywords:
Coriolis, EJS, Earth, Easy Java Simulations, OSP, Open Source Physics, fall, gravity, rotation
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created July 23, 2012 by Todd Timberlake
Record Updated:
July 11, 2013 by Matt Mohorn
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July 3, 2012
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T. Timberlake, Computer Program FALLING BODY ON ROTATING EARTH 2D, Version 1.0 (2012), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12266&DocID=3045).
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T. Timberlake, Computer Program FALLING BODY ON ROTATING EARTH 2D, Version 1.0 (2012), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12266&DocID=3045>.
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Timberlake, T. (2012). Falling Body On Rotating Earth 2D (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12266&DocID=3045
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Timberlake, Todd. "Falling Body On Rotating Earth 2D." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12266&DocID=3045 (accessed 16 April 2014).
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Timberlake, Todd. Falling Body On Rotating Earth 2D. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2012. Java (JRE) 1.5. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12266&DocID=3045>.
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