Exploration 8.1: Understanding Conservation Laws

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Observe the animation to see if you can discover any conservation laws. You should determine whether your laws hold for the left half of the animation, the right half of the animation, or the entire animation. Properties that you might want to consider are number of particles, color, and sum of the particle speeds. Restart.

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Physlets were developed at Davidson College and converted from Java to JavaScript using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.

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