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This interactive game allows users to study motion in two dimensions. A particle's movement is controlled by varying its position, velocity, or acceleration in both direction and magnitude. Only one of the three variables can be controlled at a time. This allows users to see how each are related and affect movement individually.

This simulation is part of a large and growing collection. It has been designed using principles from physics education research and refined based on student interviews.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Motion in Two Dimensions
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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= Interactive Simulation
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- application/java
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Access Rights: Free access
License: This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 license. Additional information is available.
Rights Holder: PhET and University of Colorado
Keywords: acceleration, motion, movement, position, velocity
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created October 30, 2006 by Gifford Weber
Record Updated: Aug 18, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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August 11, 2006
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PhET Simulation: Maze Game. (2006, August 11). Retrieved October 23, 2017, from Physics Education Technology Project:
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