This simple applet shows the motion of an object moving with constant acceleration. Options are available to display the position or velocity of the object or ghost images at uniform times. Standard controls will start, pause, step, and rewind the animation.
This is part of a large collection of Physlet-based (Physics Java Applet) illustrations and tutorials covering introductory physics.
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion Unit Title: Motion in One Dimension
This Java animation shows the motion of an object moving with constant acceleration. Ghost images can be displayed, with controls available to pause, step, and rewind. Try teaming this applet with the one below on constant velocity. The students' task: calculate the acceleration of the ball.
%0 Electronic Source %A Schneider, Scott %D March 15, 2006 %T LTU Physlet: Constant Linear Acceleration %V 2015 %N 1 April 2015 %8 March 15, 2006 %9 application/java %U http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/constaccel1d.shtml
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