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Particle Motion On A Curve Model
written by Wolfgang Christian
The Particle Motion On A Curve model simulates the dynamics of a particle sliding on a curve y=f(x) with friction.  The model displays normal, friction, and gravitational force vectors and the local radius of curvature. Units are chosen such that mass m=1 and acceleration of gravity g=1.

The Particle Motion On A Curve model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the  ejs_mech_newton_ParticleMotionOnCurve.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
= Friction
- General
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Acceleration
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Rotational Dynamics
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
- application/java
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Program released under GNU-GPL. Narrative is copyrighted.
This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Wolfgang Christian
Keyword:
constrained motion
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created June 8, 2011 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
June 11, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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when Cataloged:
June 7, 2011
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### is it possible to add x^2+y^2=10 into the functionStr to generate a circle?

Author: lookang
Posted: March 11, 2014 at 2:23AM
Source: The Open Source Physics collection

is it possible to add x^2+y^2=10 into the functionStr to generate a circle?
not sure if possible but
http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/grapher-equation.html
has the same circle drawn.
thanks.

### Re: is it possible to add x^2+y^2=10 into the functionStr to generate a circle?

Author: Wolfgang
Posted: Mar 11, 2014 at 7:39AM

> On Mar 11, 2014, lookang posted:
>
> is it possible to
> add x^2+y^2=10 into the functionStr to generate a circle
>
> not sure if possible but
> http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/grapher-equation.html
> has
> the same circle drawn.
>
> thanks.

### Re: is it possible to add x^2+y^2=10 into the functionStr to generate a circle?

Author: Wolfgang
Posted: Mar 11, 2014 at 7:40AM

Posted: March 11, 2014 at 7:38AM
No.  x^2+y^2=10 is not a function.  Here is how you do it:

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#### 4. The Physical Setting

4E. Energy Transformations
• 6-8: 4E/M4. Energy appears in different forms and can be transformed within a system. Motion energy is associated with the speed of an object. Thermal energy is associated with the temperature of an object. Gravitational energy is associated with the height of an object above a reference point. Elastic energy is associated with the stretching or compressing of an elastic object. Chemical energy is associated with the composition of a substance. Electrical energy is associated with an electric current in a circuit. Light energy is associated with the frequency of electromagnetic waves.

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#### 4. THE PHYSICAL SETTING

E. Energy Transformations
• 4E (9-12) #2.  Heat energy in a material consists of the disordered motions of its atoms or molecules. In any interactions of atoms or molecules, the statistical odds are that they will end up with less order than they began?that is, with the heat energy spread out more evenly. With huge numbers of atoms and molecules, the greater disorder is almost certain.
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