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written by Andrew Duffy
This web page is an interactive physics problem relating to circular motion.  It simulates a common physics demonstration involving identical masses on a horizontal turntable located at different distances from center.  The initial question asks which mass will slide off the turntable first, as the rotation rate increases.  As the turntable accelerates, a Frictional force vs. Time graph is simultaneously plotted.  An animated free-body diagram is also shown.  This item is part of a collection of similar simulation-based activities developed for students of introductory physics.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
= Friction
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Central Forces
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Learners
- application/java
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© 2002 Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
Newton's Second Law, acceleration, centripetal force, circular motion, friction, frictional force, graph, simulation
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Metadata instance created April 23, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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July 31, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
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March 28, 2008
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A. Duffy, (2002), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c7_turntable.html).
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A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Applets: Masses on a Turntable, (2002), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c7_turntable.html>.
APA Format
Duffy, A. (2008, March 28). Boston University Physics Applets: Masses on a Turntable. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c7_turntable.html
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Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Masses on a Turntable. March 28, 2008. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c7_turntable.html (accessed 13 December 2017).
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Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Masses on a Turntable. 2002. 28 Mar. 2008. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c7_turntable.html>.
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Supplements First Semester Introductory Physics Simulations

This is the full index of interactive Java simulations by the same author on Classical Mechanics.  This particular collection is devoted to topics typically covered in a first semester introductory physics class.

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