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Nine Ball Pool Model
written by Ryan Kozlowski
The Nine Ball Pool Model is set up as a game of nine-ball (nine balls in a diamond formation with a cue ball), and the player may hit the balls in any order. With normal play (the player selecting "Nine-Ball"), the goal of the game is to sink all of the balls in as little time as possible, with the least number of possible turns, and with the least possible number of scratches (sinking of the cue ball). The player may see these statistics at the bottom-right corner of the play screen and will get a final report upon sinking the last non-cue ball. (The back arrow is a total reset button for the simulation.) This form of play is essentially a free-for-all.

The Nine Ball Pool Model was created using the Easy Java/JavaScript Simulations (EjsS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1,6 of Java (JRE).
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Linear Momentum
= Conservation of Linear Momentum
- Newton's Second Law
= Interacting Objects
- Newton's Third Law
= Action/Reaction
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- High School
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
- application/java
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Program released under GNU-GPL. Narrative is copyrighted.
This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Ryan Kozlowski
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created March 8, 2014 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
June 10, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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R. Kozlowski, Computer Program NINE BALL POOL MODEL, Version 1.0 (2014), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13204&DocID=3759).
R. Kozlowski, Computer Program NINE BALL POOL MODEL, Version 1.0 (2014), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13204&DocID=3759>.
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Kozlowski, R. (2014). Nine Ball Pool Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13204&DocID=3759
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Kozlowski, Ryan. "Nine Ball Pool Model." Version 1.0. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13204&DocID=3759 (accessed 21 June 2024).
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Kozlowski, Ryan. Nine Ball Pool Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2014. Java (JRE) 1,6. 21 June 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13204&DocID=3759>.
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