This Java applet simulates an air track glider, a low-friction device commonly used to study Newton's Second Law of Motion and collisions. A mass sliding on the horizontal track surface is connected by a string to a hanging mass. The value of the two masses and the coefficient of friction can be set by the user. A timer is provided to gather data for the motion of the sliding mass as a function of time.
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%0 Electronic Source %A Fendt, Walter %D January 18, 2003 %T Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Newton's Second Law Experiment %V 2019 %N 18 June 2019 %8 January 18, 2003 %9 application/java %U http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/n2law.htm
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