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Rally Car Jump Model
written by Mario Belloni
The Rally Car Jump Model simulates the effect of a rally car jumping off of a ramp as in an X Games event. The simulation make the approximation that the car's rear wheels move along the ramp at a constant speed until the end of the ramp is reached. The rally car experiences a torque, and hence a rotation, when the front wheels lose contact with the ramp. Once the rear wheels also leave the ramp, the rotation rate stays fixed until the car hits the second ramp.

The Rally Car Jump Model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
= Dynamic Torque
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Acceleration
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Rotational Dynamics
= Moment of Inertia
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Simulation
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Mario Belloni
amusement park, car, ejs, jump, rotation, torque
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created January 22, 2012 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
November 8, 2017 by Wolfgang Christian
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January 22, 2012
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M. Belloni, Computer Program RALLY CAR JUMP MODEL (2012), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11676&DocID=2542).
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Belloni, M. (2012). Rally Car Jump Model [Computer software]. Retrieved July 16, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11676&DocID=2542
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Belloni, Mario. "Rally Car Jump Model." https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11676&DocID=2542 (accessed 16 July 2024).
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Belloni, Mario. Rally Car Jump Model. Computer software. 2012. Java (JRE) 1.5. 16 July 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11676&DocID=2542>.
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