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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.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Motion in One Dimension
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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© 2000 Walter Fendt
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Keywords:
constant velocity, force, kinematics, newton's laws, simulation
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created July 19, 2006 by swapna gurumani
Record Updated:
September 8, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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when Cataloged:
January 18, 2003
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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.

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W. Fendt, (2000), WWW Document, (http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/acceleration.htm).
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W. Fendt, Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Motion with Constant Acceleration , (2000), <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/acceleration.htm>.
APA Format
Fendt, W. (2003, January 18). Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Motion with Constant Acceleration . Retrieved September 21, 2014, from http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/acceleration.htm
Chicago Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Motion with Constant Acceleration . January 18, 2003. http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/acceleration.htm (accessed 21 September 2014).
MLA Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Motion with Constant Acceleration . 2000. 18 Jan. 2003. 21 Sep. 2014 <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/acceleration.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "Walter Fendt", Title = {Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Motion with Constant Acceleration }, Volume = {2014}, Number = {21 September 2014}, Month = {January 18, 2003}, Year = {2000} }
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