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written by Kevork Spartalian
A Physlet-based simulation demonstrating the forces acting on a crate being pushed while remaining in static equilibrium. The user has to visually identify each of the forces acting on the crate.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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Does not have a copyright, license, or other use restriction.
acceleration, force, free body diagram, normal force, push, static friction
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created August 21, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
Record Updated:
August 22, 2008 by Cathy Ezrailson
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when Cataloged:
October 3, 2005
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AIP Format
K. Spartalian, (2002), WWW Document, (
K. Spartalian, Force As A Vector I, (2002), <>.
APA Format
Spartalian, K. (2005, October 3). Force As A Vector I. Retrieved July 5, 2020, from
Chicago Format
Spartalian, Kevork. Force As A Vector I. October 3, 2005. (accessed 5 July 2020).
MLA Format
Spartalian, Kevork. Force As A Vector I. 2002. 3 Oct. 2005. 5 July 2020 <>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Kevork Spartalian", Title = {Force As A Vector I}, Volume = {2020}, Number = {5 July 2020}, Month = {October 3, 2005}, Year = {2002} }
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%O application/java

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%D October 3, 2005
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