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written by Walter Fendt
This applet demonstrates motion of a body on an inclined plane. The angle of inclination, the mass, and the coefficient of friction can be set by the user and the resultant can be viewed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.4.2 of Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Motion in Two Dimensions
- Statics of Rigid Bodies
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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- Physics First
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.

Topic: Dynamics: Forces and Motion
Unit Title: Frictional Forces

This simulation demonstrates motion of a block being pulled up an incline plane at constant velocity by a spring.  By changing the angle of inclination, mass, and coefficient of friction, students can better understand how frictional force affects the movement of an object on a hill. Available in HTML5 or Java.

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W. Fendt, (2000), WWW Document, (https://www.walter-fendt.de/html5/phen/inclinedplane_en.htm).
W. Fendt, Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Inclined Plane, (2000), <https://www.walter-fendt.de/html5/phen/inclinedplane_en.htm>.
APA Format
Fendt, W. (2003, January 18). Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Inclined Plane. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.walter-fendt.de/html5/phen/inclinedplane_en.htm
Chicago Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Inclined Plane. January 18, 2003. https://www.walter-fendt.de/html5/phen/inclinedplane_en.htm (accessed 29 November 2021).
MLA Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Inclined Plane. 2000. 18 Jan. 2003. 29 Nov. 2021 <https://www.walter-fendt.de/html5/phen/inclinedplane_en.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "Walter Fendt", Title = {Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Inclined Plane}, Volume = {2021}, Number = {29 November 2021}, Month = {January 18, 2003}, Year = {2000} }
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