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

Please note that this resource requires Java Applet Plug-in.
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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acceleration, force, force diagram, forces, free body diagram, incline, motion and force, normal force, push, ramp, simulation, static friction
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created August 21, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
Record Updated:
February 27, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
October 3, 2005
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AIP Format
K. Spartalian, (2002), WWW Document, (
K. Spartalian, Pushing up the Incline, (2002), <>.
APA Format
Spartalian, K. (2005, October 3). Pushing up the Incline. Retrieved September 15, 2019, from
Chicago Format
Spartalian, Kevork. Pushing up the Incline. October 3, 2005. (accessed 15 September 2019).
MLA Format
Spartalian, Kevork. Pushing up the Incline. 2002. 3 Oct. 2005. 15 Sep. 2019 <>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Kevork Spartalian", Title = {Pushing up the Incline}, Volume = {2019}, Number = {15 September 2019}, Month = {October 3, 2005}, Year = {2002} }
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