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written by Walter Fendt
This simulation by Walter Fendt enables the user to investigate a carousel by changing variables and observing the resulting motion.  The simulation enables the user to visualize the forces involved and also indicates the direction of the net force.  Also, the user can change the period of the carousel, and watch the seats swing in or out accordingly.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Rotational Dynamics
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- application/java
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 1999 Walter Fendt
Has a copyright or other licensing restriction.
Keywords: angular momentum, angular velocity, centrifugal force, centripetal motion
Record Creator: Metadata instance created August 5, 2008 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated: Aug 18, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
May 22, 1999
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W. Fendt, (1999), WWW Document, (
W. Fendt, Model of a Carousel (Centripetal Force) (1999), <>.
APA Format
Fendt, W. (1999, May 22). Model of a Carousel (Centripetal Force). Retrieved May 22, 2024, from
Chicago Format
Fendt, Walter. Model of a Carousel (Centripetal Force). May 22, 1999. (accessed 22 May 2024).
MLA Format
Fendt, Walter. Model of a Carousel (Centripetal Force). 1999. 22 May 1999. 22 May 2024 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Walter Fendt", Title = {Model of a Carousel (Centripetal Force)}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {22 May 2024}, Month = {May 22, 1999}, Year = {1999} }
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