Sliding Down an Incline Plane Model
written by Francisco Esquembre
The Sliding Down an Incline Plane model shows a stone block is lying on an inclined plane. Initially, the component of gravity along the plane surface, Ft, is compensated by the force of static friction Fsf, which is proportional to the normal to the plane, N. Because the modulus of this force cannot exceed a limit value of ?|N| (? is the static friction coefficient between the block and the plane). When the user increases the slope of the plane by dragging the double arrow at the plane top, Ft ends up being larger than this limit and the block slides down the plane
The Sliding Down an Incline Plane model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_murcia_mech_SlidingDownAnInclinePlane.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.
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Last Modified: September 3, 2010
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Sliding Down an Incline Plane Model:
Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool
The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the Sliding Down an Incline Plane Model.relation by Wolfgang Christian
Covers the Same Topic As http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/vectors/U3l3e.cfm
This interactive tutorial from The Physics Classroom collection offers extensive content support on how to determine the net force acting on an object on an inclined plane. It includes problems in which friction is present. Abundant use of free-body diagrams helps with visualization.relation by Caroline Hall
Same topic as Sliding Down an Inclined Plane Model
A simpler version of the Inclined Plane model -- frictional force is removed.relation by Caroline Hall
Supplements Physlet Physics: Chapter 5: Newton's Laws 2 Illustration 5.1
Physlet Illustration 5.1 covers frictional forces, and can be applied to the Sliding Down an Incline Plane Model.relation by Andreu Glasmann
Is the Basis For EJS Static and Kinetic Friction on Incline Plane Model
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