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Block Sliding On An Incline Plane JS Model
written by Wolfgang Christian, Colleen L. Countryman, and Francisco Esquembre
The Block Sliding On An Incline Plane mobile JavaScript model illustrates the forces and dynamics of a block sliding on a surface. This simulation uses  the accelerometer on mobile devices to read the direction of the gravitation field g. You may, of course, need to lock the orientation of your screen to maintain a fixed view as you rotate your device. For use on computers without an accelerometer or for classroom use, the demo mode simulates a gravitational field in the y-direction.

The Block Sliding On An Incline Plane mobile JavaScript Model was developed by Wolfgang Christian using version 5 of the Easy Java Simulations (EJS 5) modeling tool. Although EJS is a Java program, EJS 5 creates stand alone JavaScript programs that run in almost any browser.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
= Friction
- Motion in One Dimension
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
Education Practices
- Technology
= Computers
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- text/html
- application/zip
- application/javascript
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This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Rights Holder:
Wolfgang Christian
Keyword:
inclined plane
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created July 31, 2016 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
December 8, 2016 by Wolfgang Christian
Last Update
when Cataloged:
August 1, 2016

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion
  • 9-12: 4F/H1. The change in motion (direction or speed) of an object is proportional to the applied force and inversely proportional to the mass.
4G. Forces of Nature
  • 6-8: 4G/M1. Every object exerts gravitational force on every other object. The force depends on how much mass the objects have and on how far apart they are. The force is hard to detect unless at least one of the objects has a lot of mass.

11. Common Themes

11B. Models
  • 6-8: 11B/M2. Mathematical models can be displayed on a computer and then modified to see what happens.

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (1993 Version)

4. THE PHYSICAL SETTING

E. Energy Transformations
  • 4E (9-12) #1.  Whenever the amount of energy in one place or form diminishes, the amount in other places or forms increases by the same amount.
F. Motion
  • 4F (6-8) #3.  An unbalanced force acting on an object changes its speed or direction of motion, or both. If the force acts toward a single center, the object's path may curve into an orbit around the center.
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W. Christian, C. Countryman, and F. Esquembre, Computer Program BLOCK SLIDING ON AN INCLINE PLANE JS MODEL, Version 1.0 (2016), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14054).
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W. Christian, C. Countryman, and F. Esquembre, Computer Program BLOCK SLIDING ON AN INCLINE PLANE JS MODEL, Version 1.0 (2016), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14054>.
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Christian, W., Countryman, C., & Esquembre, F. (2016). Block Sliding On An Incline Plane JS Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved December 10, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14054
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Christian, W, C. Countryman, and F. Esquembre. "Block Sliding On An Incline Plane JS Model." Version 1.0. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14054 (accessed 10 December 2017).
MLA Format
Christian, Wolfgang, Colleen L. Countryman, and Francisco Esquembre. Block Sliding On An Incline Plane JS Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2016. Java (JRE) 1.5. 10 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14054>.
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