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Magnetic Mini-Golf Model Documents

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Main Document

Magnetic Mini-Golf Model 

written by Hannah Thigpen

Magnetic Mini-Golf Model allows a player to play a version of Putt Putt with a twist: the ball behaves like a point charge in that it responds to magnetic fields. This game has two levels: regular and challenge. For the first level, the first magnetic field is placed in the lighter green region seen from the overhead view. The field is aimed into the ground (or screen). This causes the charged ball to veer in either a counterclockwise or clockwise direction depending on the direction of its approach to the field. This game was developed a mid-term project in computational physics class at Davidson College.

The Magnetic Mini-Golf Model was created using the Easy Java/JavaScript Simulations (EjsS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.

Published March 8, 2016
Last Modified March 8, 2016

Source Code Documents

Magnetic Mini-Golf Model 

The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Magnetic Mini-Golf Java Model.   Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.

Last Modified March 8, 2016

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