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This web page contains an interactive simulation on conservation of momentum.  Users may choose from two views:  a pair of ice skaters pushing off from each other or a model of two blocks exerting a force on each other.  The user can adjust the masses of the two objects and observe their velocities, momenta, and kinetic energies as they move away from each other.  This resource was developed to enhance understanding of the law of momentum conservation.  It includes, the simulation help, a detailed lesson with related problems/solutions, learning outcomes, and instructions for use.

This item is part of a larger collection of simulation-based physics modules sponsored by the MAP project (Modular Approach to Physics).
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Linear Momentum
= Conservation of Linear Momentum
- Newton's Third Law
= Action/Reaction
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
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application/java
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© 2001 University of Calgary
Keywords:
Newton's Third Law, applet, center of mass, conservation laws, conservation of momentum, momentum, simulation
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created May 19, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
June 14, 2008 by Cathy Ezrailson
Last Update
when Cataloged:
February 11, 2004
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AIP Format
(University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), WWW Document, (http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/newton3/exploding_blocks/applet.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Modular Approach to Physics: Skaters and Blocks, (University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/newton3/exploding_blocks/applet.html>.
APA Format
Modular Approach to Physics: Skaters and Blocks. (2004, February 11). Retrieved October 25, 2014, from University of Calgary: http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/newton3/exploding_blocks/applet.html
Chicago Format
University of Calgary. Modular Approach to Physics: Skaters and Blocks. Calgary: University of Calgary, February 11, 2004. http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/newton3/exploding_blocks/applet.html (accessed 25 October 2014).
MLA Format
Modular Approach to Physics: Skaters and Blocks. Calgary: University of Calgary, 2001. 11 Feb. 2004. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/newton3/exploding_blocks/applet.html>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Title = {Modular Approach to Physics: Skaters and Blocks}, Publisher = {University of Calgary}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {25 October 2014}, Month = {February 11, 2004}, Year = {2001} }
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%O application/java

EndNote Export Format

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