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This simulation offers users the opportunity to sketch free-body diagrams relating to a one-dimensional situation.  Two boxes are stacked one atop the other. The bottom box rests on the floor of an elevator, which may be at rest, moving with constant velocity, or accelerating. The task for the user is to sketch free-body diagrams for the top box, the bottom box, and the two-box system.  

This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations, a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Motion in One Dimension
= Acceleration
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Illustration
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Laboratory
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Format:
application/java
Access Rights:
Free access
License:
This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Andrew Duffy
Keywords:
FBD, acceleration, diagram, force, free body, free body diagram, gravity, normal force
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created September 1, 2009 by Elijah Lee
Record Updated:
May 22, 2013 by Bruce Mason
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when Cataloged:
August 27, 2009
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A. Duffy, (2008), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter03/FBD_sketch_v3.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Free Body Diagrams, (2008), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter03/FBD_sketch_v3.html>.
APA Format
Duffy, A. (2009, August 27). Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Free Body Diagrams. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter03/FBD_sketch_v3.html
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Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Free Body Diagrams. August 27, 2009. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter03/FBD_sketch_v3.html (accessed 25 October 2014).
MLA Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Free Body Diagrams. 2008. 27 Aug. 2009. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/Ejs/EP_chapter03/FBD_sketch_v3.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Andrew Duffy", Title = {Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Free Body Diagrams}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {25 October 2014}, Month = {August 27, 2009}, Year = {2008} }
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%O application/java

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