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Physlet® Physics Gravitation Illustrations JS Package
written by Anne Cox, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni
The Physlet® Physics Gravitation Illustrations Package contains JavaScript adaptations of Illustrations from Physlet Physics Chapter 12.  In this package we study Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation and show that it predicts the motion of the planets and the motion of objects near the surface of Earth.

Students need to interact with the Physlet®, but the answers to the questions posed in the Illustration are given or are easily determined from interacting with it. Some Illustrations provide examples of physics applications while others are designed to introduce a particular kinematics concept. Typical uses of Illustrations would include reading assignments prior to class and classroom demonstrations.

The Physlet® Physics Gravitation Illustrations Package was developed using the Easy Java/JavaScript Simulations (EJS) version 5.  Although EJS is a Java program, it can create stand-alone JavaScript programs that run in almost any PC or tablet.

Physlet® Physics Gravitational Illustrations are available in an online AAPT/ComPADRE book.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
= Orbits
= Universal Gravitation
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Acceleration
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- General Publics
- text/html
- application/zip
- application/javascript
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Rights Holder:
Anne Cox
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Metadata instance created January 24, 2017 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
January 27, 2017 by Wolfgang Christian
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January 24, 2017
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A. Cox, W. Christian, and M. Belloni, Computer Program PHYSLET® PHYSICS GRAVITATION ILLUSTRATIONS JS PACKAGE (2017), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14307&DocID=4667).
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A. Cox, W. Christian, and M. Belloni, Computer Program PHYSLET® PHYSICS GRAVITATION ILLUSTRATIONS JS PACKAGE (2017), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14307&DocID=4667>.
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Cox, A., Christian, W., & Belloni, M. (2017). Physlet® Physics Gravitation Illustrations JS Package [Computer software]. Retrieved June 25, 2017, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14307&DocID=4667
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Cox, A, W. Christian, and M. Belloni. "Physlet® Physics Gravitation Illustrations JS Package." http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14307&DocID=4667 (accessed 25 June 2017).
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Cox, Anne, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni. Physlet® Physics Gravitation Illustrations JS Package. Computer software. 2017. 25 June 2017 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14307&DocID=4667>.
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