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Mini-Golf Model
written by Ben Stroup
The Mini-Golf Model is a three level putting game that get progressively harder. There are obstacles that the ball bounces off and water hazards that add a stroke to the score and returns the ball to the starting position. When the ball is resting, there is a velocity arrow that displays the direction and magnitude (length) of the initial velocity. To change the velocity, drag the sliders at the bottom and left side of the screen. The bottom slider changes the direction of the velocity, with a range of 0 to 360 degrees. The slider on the left changes the magnitude of the velocity, which is displayed by the length of the arrow.

The Mini-Golf 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
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- 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:
Ben Stroup
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created March 11, 2014 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
June 10, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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Fantastic game!

Author: Emmy Kunce
Posted: March 11, 2014 at 10:51PM
Source: The Open Source Physics collection

This game is so much fun! I downloaded it and now I play it all the time when I want to waste a few minutes between classes!

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B. Stroup, Computer Program MINI-GOLF MODEL, Version 1.0 (2014), WWW Document, (
B. Stroup, Computer Program MINI-GOLF MODEL, Version 1.0 (2014), <>.
APA Format
Stroup, B. (2014). Mini-Golf Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved May 20, 2024, from
Chicago Format
Stroup, Ben. "Mini-Golf Model." Version 1.0. (accessed 20 May 2024).
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Stroup, Ben. Mini-Golf Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2014. Java (JRE) 1.6. 20 May 2024 <>.
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Mini-Golf Model:

Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool

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