Simple Circular Motion Model Documents
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Michael R. Gallis
This simulation is a simple model of a Merry-Go-Round. You can set the rotational speed and adjust the radial distance with sliders to see how these factors influence the net force on the rider. The net horizontal force is monitored in the accompanying graph in terms of g-force experienced by the rider.
See Related Materials for an interactive tutorial on circular motion, appropriate for high school and lower-level undergraduate studies.
The Simple Circular Motion 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 jar file will run the program if Java is installed.
- Download ejs_model_SimpleCircularMotion.jar - 2656kb Java Archive File
Last Modified January 21, 2017
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Source Code Documents
The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Simple Circular Motion Model. Unzip this archive in your Ejs workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.
- Download ejs_gallis_mech_SimpleCircularMotion.zip - 519kb Compressed File
Last Modified January 15, 2012