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written by Michael R. Gallis
The Free Fall Ride Model allows a user to design a ride by adjusting the height versus time graph. The apparant weight of the rider arises from the ever present acceleration of gravity in combination with the acceleration of the elevator. If the elevator is stationary or moving with consant speed (i.e. not accelerating), the rider feels their normal weight. If the elevator accelerates upwards, the rider feels heavier and if the elevator accelerates downward the rider feels lighter. With a strong enough downward acceleration, the rider can experience effective weightlessness or even negative g forces (requiring seat belts or restraints to avoid head trauma!).

The Free Fall Ride 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.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- General
- Motion in One Dimension
= Gravitational Acceleration
= Position & Displacement
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Simulation
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Michael Gallis
Keyword:
amusement park
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created January 15, 2012 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
August 19, 2013 by Matt Mohorn
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January 9, 2012
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M. Gallis, Computer Program FREE FALL RIDE MODEL (2012), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11640&DocID=2527).
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Gallis, M. (2012). Free Fall Ride Model [Computer software]. Retrieved April 19, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11640&DocID=2527
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Gallis, Michael. Free Fall Ride Model. Computer software. 2012. Java (JRE) 1.5. 19 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11640&DocID=2527>.
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Free Fall Ride Model:

Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool

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