written by Tom Henderson
This web page provides a tutorial on constant velocity and constant acceleration in one dimension. It stresses the interpretation of motion graphs. This is part of a number of lessons on position-time graphs that includes animated examples and questions to test the understanding of the student.
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The Physics Classroom: Describing Motion with Position vs. Time Graphs:
Has Student Extra Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Motion with Constant Acceleration
Experiment with position-time (and velocity-time) plots with this interactive Java applet.relation by Tom Henderson
Has Teaching Guide Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Motion with Constant Acceleration
This interactive simulation will help students relate the shape of p-t (and v-t) plots to the actual motion.relation by Tom Henderson
Has Teaching Guide PhET Simulation: The Moving Man
Explore the relationship between graphs and motion with The Moving Man simulation from PHET.relation by Tom Henderson
Has Student Extra PhET Simulation: The Moving Man
Explore the relationship between motion graphs and motion with PHET's The Moving Man simulation.relation by Tom Henderson
Has Teaching Guide Apply the Brakes
This Apply the Brakes simulation provides multiple representations of constant speed and accelerated motion.relation by Tom Henderson
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