Ferris Wheel JS Model Documents

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Ferris Wheel JS Model 

written by Mario Belloni

The Ferris Wheel Javascript Model illustrates This program simulates the effect of being on a Ferris Wheel. The simulation shows a wheel that can be varied in radius from 40 m (Ferris' original wheels) to 100 m, or about 10 meters longer than the current world record. In addition, the rotational speed of the wheel can be varied from -20 m/s to 20 m/s. By selecting the checkbox, the free-body diagram can be shown.

This simulation is part of a collection of simulations related to amusement park physics. Additional simulations can be found on the OSP ComPADRE site.

The Ferris Wheel JS Model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) version 5.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run html page and requires only a browser with JavaScript support.

Published September 2, 2013
Last Modified January 3, 2014

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Supplemental Documents (2)

Ferris Wheel Simulation EPUB 

An EPUB file containing the Ferris Wheel simulation,
a general description, and the features of the simulation.

Published June 27, 2014
Last Modified June 27, 2014

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Simple Ferris Wheel 

The Simple Ferris Wheel JS Model asks the user to find find the net force on a rider at various times during the ride.  This simulation has been used as a pre-lab and as a concept question at Davidson College.

Last Modified December 27, 2013

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Source Code Documents (2)

Ferris Wheel JS Model Source Code 

This zip file contains the EJS 5.0 source code for the Ferris Wheel JS Model.

Published September 2, 2013
Last Modified June 27, 2014

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Simple Ferris Wheel JS Source Code 

This source code zip archive contains an XML representation of The Simple Ferris Wheel JS Model.   Unzip this archive in your Ejs workspace to compile and run this model using EJS 5.  Although EJS is a Java program, EJS 5 creates a stand alone JavaScript program from this source code.

Last Modified December 27, 2013

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