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
Car Race Model Source Code
The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Car Race model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model… more... download 2kb .zip
Published: April 27, 2010
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
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
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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