This web page is an interactive physics problem focusing on circular motion. It simulates a common physics demonstration involving identical masses on a horizontal turntable located at different distances from center. The initial question asks which mass will slide off the turntable first, as the rotation rate increases. As the turntable accelerates, a Frictional force vs. Time graph is simultaneously plotted. A side view of the situation along with the relevant forces is also shown. This item is part of a collection of similar simulation-based activities developed for students of introductory physics.
%0 Electronic Source %A Duffy, Andrew %D March 28, 2008 %T Boston University Physics Applets: Masses on a Turntable %V 2020 %N 22 February 2020 %8 March 28, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c7_turntable.html
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This is the full index of interactive Java simulations by the same author on Classical Mechanics. This particular collection is devoted to topics typically covered in a first semester introductory physics class.