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written by Todd Timberlake
The EJS Falling Body On Rotating Earth 3D model illustrates the trajectory of an object dropped from rest (relative to the rotating Earth) from above any point on Earth's surface.  The user can set the initial latitude of the object, the 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" among other things).  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 plots of the object's longitude (initially assumed to be zero) and latitude as a function of time.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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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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Free access
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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, rotating
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created July 23, 2012 by Todd Timberlake
Record Updated:
June 6, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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July 23, 2012
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T. Timberlake, Computer Program FALLING BODY ON ROTATING EARTH 3D, Version 1.0 (2012), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12267&DocID=3047).
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T. Timberlake, Computer Program FALLING BODY ON ROTATING EARTH 3D, Version 1.0 (2012), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12267&DocID=3047>.
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Timberlake, T. (2012). Falling Body On Rotating Earth 3D (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved November 26, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12267&DocID=3047
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Timberlake, Todd. "Falling Body On Rotating Earth 3D." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12267&DocID=3047 (accessed 26 November 2014).
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Timberlake, Todd. Falling Body On Rotating Earth 3D. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2012. Java (JRE) 1.5. 26 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12267&DocID=3047>.
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