APS Excellence in Physics Education Award
November 2019

Education Prize Logo
Science SPORE Prize
November 2011

NSF Logo
The Open Source Physics Project is supported by NSF DUE-0442581.

Computer Program Detail Page

Item Picture
Spring Released During Circular Motion JS Model
written by Wolfgang Christian and Tom Dooling
This simulation shows different views of a spring that is whirled in a circle with one end free. The free end extends outward due to its own inertia or, expressed in terms of a rotating reference frame, the action of centrifugal force. Given sufficient time for initial oscillations to dampen, the free end travels in uniform circular motion. How will the two ends of the spring move when the free end is released?

Newtonian mechanics predicts that the free end will to continue in uniform circular motion as before, until such time as a wave propagates from the inner end to the outer. Seen in person or especially in high-speed video, the phenomenon is striking, even if expected.
3 supplemental documents are available
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Accelerated Reference Frames
= Force, Acceleration
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Modeling
- Technology
= Computers
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Coupled Oscillations
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Reference Material
= Article
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- General Publics
- text/html
- application/zip
- application/javascript
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Access Rights:
Free access
License:
This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 license.
Rights Holder:
Wolfgang Christian
Keyword:
slinky
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created May 17, 2023 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
November 12, 2023 by Wolfgang Christian
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
W. Christian and T. Dooling, Computer Program SPRING RELEASED DURING CIRCULAR MOTION JS MODEL (2023), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16466&DocID=5712).
AJP/PRST-PER
W. Christian and T. Dooling, Computer Program SPRING RELEASED DURING CIRCULAR MOTION JS MODEL (2023), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16466&DocID=5712>.
APA Format
Christian, W., & Dooling, T. (2023). Spring Released During Circular Motion JS Model [Computer software]. Retrieved February 22, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16466&DocID=5712
Chicago Format
Christian, Wolfgang, and Tom Dooling. "Spring Released During Circular Motion JS Model." https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16466&DocID=5712 (accessed 22 February 2024).
MLA Format
Christian, Wolfgang, and Tom Dooling. Spring Released During Circular Motion JS Model. Computer software. 2023. 22 Feb. 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16466&DocID=5712>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Wolfgang Christian and Tom Dooling", Title = {Spring Released During Circular Motion JS Model}, Year = {2023} }
Refer Export Format

%A Wolfgang Christian %A Tom Dooling %T Spring Released During Circular Motion JS Model %D 2023 %U https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16466&DocID=5712 %O text/html

EndNote Export Format

%0 Computer Program %A Christian, Wolfgang %A Dooling, Tom %D 2023 %T Spring Released During Circular Motion JS Model %U https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16466&DocID=5712


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Spring Released During Circular Motion JS Model:

Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool

The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the Spring Released During Circular Motion JS Model.

relation by Wolfgang Christian
Supplements https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDLJQDUNcsY

A You Tube explanation of the Spring Released During Circular Motion experiment.

relation by Wolfgang Christian

Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders

Contribute

Related Materials

Similar Materials

OSP Projects:
Open Source Physics - EJS Modeling
Tracker
Physlet Physics
Physlet Quantum Physics
STP Book