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written by Andrew Duffy
supported by the National Science Foundation
The Car Race model allows the classic physics scenario in kinematics of a car with a lead and a constant velocity racing a car with a constant acceleration.

The Car Race 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_bu_vector_addition.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Acceleration
= Position & Displacement
= Velocity
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
EJS, Easy Java Simulation, acceleration, constant acceleration, constant velocity, kinematics, race, race car simulation, velocity
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created April 27, 2010 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
June 2, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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April 16, 2010
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

11. Common Themes

11B. Models
  • 9-12: 11B/H3. The usefulness of a model can be tested by comparing its predictions to actual observations in the real world. But a close match does not necessarily mean that other models would not work equally well or better.

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (1993 Version)

4. THE PHYSICAL SETTING

F. Motion
  • 4F (3-5) #1.  Changes in speed or direction of motion are caused by forces. The greater the force is, the greater the change in motion will be. The more massive an object is, the less effect a given force will have.

11. COMMON THEMES

B. Models
  • 11B (9-12) #1.  The basic idea of mathematical modeling is to find a mathematical relationship that behaves in the same ways as the objects or processes under investigation. A mathematical model may give insight about how something really works or may fit observations very well without any intuitive meaning.
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Car Race 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 Car Race Model.

relation by Mario Belloni
Supplements Physlet Physics: Chapter 2: One-Dimensional Kinematics

The Car Race Model supplements the material covered by one-dimensional kinematics physlets.

relation by Andreu Glasmann

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