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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.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.6 of Java (JRE).
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Linear Momentum
= Conservation of Linear Momentum
- Newton's Second Law
= Interacting Objects
- Newton's Third Law
= Action/Reaction
Electricity & Magnetism
- Magnetic Fields and Forces
= Force on Moving Charges
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- High School
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
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Program released under GNU-GPL. Narrative is copyrighted.
This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Rights Holder:
Hannah Thigpen
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H. Thigpen, Computer Program MAGNETIC MINI-GOLF MODEL, Version 1.0 (2016), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13994&DocID=4376).
H. Thigpen, Computer Program MAGNETIC MINI-GOLF MODEL, Version 1.0 (2016), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13994&DocID=4376>.
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Thigpen, H. (2016). Magnetic Mini-Golf Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved June 16, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13994&DocID=4376
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Thigpen, Hannah. "Magnetic Mini-Golf Model." Version 1.0. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13994&DocID=4376 (accessed 16 June 2024).
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Thigpen, Hannah. Magnetic Mini-Golf Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2016. Java (JRE) 1.6. 16 June 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13994&DocID=4376>.
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