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written by Scott W. Bonham
This interactive diagram explores conservation of energy as users solve a problem involving a child on a playground slide.   Users adjust the amounts of energy in side-by-side graphs to reflect the correct relative values of KE, GPE, and thermal energy from friction. Automated feedback of diagrams created by students allow these applets to be used as tutorials or in online homework.  The activity is designed to guide physics learners in self-discovery of concepts related to energy conservation in mechanical processes.  It is part of a larger collection of interactive resources sponsored by PADs.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
- Work and Energy
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Graph
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
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application/java
text/html
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© 2004 Scott Bonham
Keywords:
conservation of energy, energy diagram, gravitational potential energy, interactive Java applets, interactive graphs, kinetic energy, representations, simulations
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created April 23, 2007 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
June 22, 2007 by Elizabeth Bolton
Last Update
when Cataloged:
May 30, 2006
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AIP Format
S. Bonham, (2004), WWW Document, (http://www.wku.edu/pads/exercise.php?id=oaylzqyoagrqggkolrqgmyglo).
AJP/PRST-PER
S. Bonham, PADs Interactive Graphs and Diagrams: Sliding Down, (2004), <http://www.wku.edu/pads/exercise.php?id=oaylzqyoagrqggkolrqgmyglo>.
APA Format
Bonham, S. (2006, May 30). PADs Interactive Graphs and Diagrams: Sliding Down. Retrieved December 19, 2014, from http://www.wku.edu/pads/exercise.php?id=oaylzqyoagrqggkolrqgmyglo
Chicago Format
Bonham, Scott. PADs Interactive Graphs and Diagrams: Sliding Down. May 30, 2006. http://www.wku.edu/pads/exercise.php?id=oaylzqyoagrqggkolrqgmyglo (accessed 19 December 2014).
MLA Format
Bonham, Scott. PADs Interactive Graphs and Diagrams: Sliding Down. 2004. 30 May 2006. 19 Dec. 2014 <http://www.wku.edu/pads/exercise.php?id=oaylzqyoagrqggkolrqgmyglo>.
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@misc{ Author = "Scott Bonham", Title = {PADs Interactive Graphs and Diagrams: Sliding Down}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {19 December 2014}, Month = {May 30, 2006}, Year = {2004} }
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