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).
Modular Approach to Physics: Skaters and Blocks. (2004, February 11). Retrieved December 11, 2013, from University of Calgary: http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/newton3/exploding_blocks/applet.html
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 11 December 2013).
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