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Modeling a Hot Wheels Loop
written by Douglas Brown
In this activity a Tracker model is compared with a toy truck attempting to drive up and around a Hot Wheels vertical loop track. Three different videos show the truck entering the loop at different speeds.

For related EJS models see Particle Motion On A Curve and Particle Motion On A Vertical Elliptical Loop.

The zip file includes all three videos and pdf instructions.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.6 of Java (JRE).
1 supplemental document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Projectile Motion
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Modeling
- Curriculum Development
= Laboratory
- Instructional Material Design
= Activity
General Physics
- Computational Physics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
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- application/pdf
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license. No restrictions if used for non-commercial purposes.
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Douglas Brown
Zip file
amusement park, centripetal, circular, normal, track
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Metadata instance created January 31, 2012 by Douglas Brown
Record Updated:
April 27, 2023 by Douglas Brown
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