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This interactive applet simulates the forces acting on a vertically moving block.  The block is supported by springs that, in turn, are resting on a platform.  Users control velocity and acceleration, allowing them to learn about the normal force and how to use Newton's Second Law to calculate the normal force on a vertically accelerating object.  This item is part of a module that includes a detailed lesson with related problems/solutions, learning outcomes, and instructions for use.

This item is part of a larger collection of physics simulations sponsored by the MAP project (Modular Approach to Physics).
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Relative Motion
= Moving Reference Frames
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- application/java
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© 2002 University of Calgary
Keywords:
acceleration, normal force, vertical acceleration
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created May 19, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
August 16, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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March 26, 2007
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AIP Format
(University of Calgary, Calgary, 2002), WWW Document, (http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/normfrce/simulate/blockonsprings/page2.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Modular Approach to Physics: Block on Springs, (University of Calgary, Calgary, 2002), <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/normfrce/simulate/blockonsprings/page2.html>.
APA Format
Modular Approach to Physics: Block on Springs. (2007, March 26). Retrieved December 20, 2014, from University of Calgary: http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/normfrce/simulate/blockonsprings/page2.html
Chicago Format
University of Calgary. Modular Approach to Physics: Block on Springs. Calgary: University of Calgary, March 26, 2007. http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/normfrce/simulate/blockonsprings/page2.html (accessed 20 December 2014).
MLA Format
Modular Approach to Physics: Block on Springs. Calgary: University of Calgary, 2002. 26 Mar. 2007. 20 Dec. 2014 <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/normfrce/simulate/blockonsprings/page2.html>.
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@misc{ Title = {Modular Approach to Physics: Block on Springs}, Publisher = {University of Calgary}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {20 December 2014}, Month = {March 26, 2007}, Year = {2002} }
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