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written by Walter Fendt
This applet demonstrates the motion of a model car with constant acceleration. The initial position, velocity and acceleration can be varied. Graphs of displacement, velocity and acceleration vs time is traced. Two timers can be placed anywhere along the path of the car to allow the users to make measurements of the motion.
This applet is a part of a large collection of physics applets, available in a wide range of languages.
Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.4.2 of Java.
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion
Unit Title: Motion in One Dimension
A simulation to explore the motion of a model car with constant acceleration. The student sets values for initial position, velocity and acceleration -- the simulation creates the real-time graphs. A pair of timers can be placed anywhere along the path of the car to measure the motion at intervals. Can be adapted for grades 6-7 by using only the velocity and position fields.Link to Unit:
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