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Ceiling Bounce Model
written by
Wolfgang Christian
supported by the National Science Foundation
This simulation shows a ball launched by a spring-gun in a building with a very high ceiling. The student's task is to calculate an initial velocity so that the ball barely touches the 80-foot ceiling. Students can test their answers by setting the initial velocity on the simulation, then watch the ball's path. Graphs of position vs. time or velocity vs. time may be turned on to view the ball's motion as a function of time.
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)4. The Physical Setting
4F. Motion
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9B. Symbolic Relationships
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The Physics Classroom: Initial Velocity Components for Projectile Motion
(Editor: Caroline Hall)
Date: 07/08/2010
This editor-recommended resource provides a step-by-step tutorial in determining time of flight and peak height of a projectile, which will be needed to perform the calculations required in the Ceiling Bounce simulation. This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion
Unit Title: Modeling Motion In this model, a ball is launched by a spring-gun in a building with a very high ceiling. The task: calculate an initial velocity so that the ball barely touches the 80-foot ceiling. Students can test their answers by setting the initial velocity on the simulation, then watch the ball's path. Graphs of position vs. time or velocity vs. time can be turned on to view the ball's motion as a function of time. Link to Unit:
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Christian, W. (2008). Ceiling Bounce Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved September 17, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8385&DocID=926
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Christian, Wolfgang. "Ceiling Bounce Model." Version 1.0. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8385&DocID=926 (accessed 17 September 2019).
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Christian, Wolfgang. Ceiling Bounce Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 17 Sep. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8385&DocID=926>.
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Title = {Ceiling Bounce Model},
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Year = {2008}
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