the Paradigms in Physics Program
This computer visualization activity is designed to help upper division undergraduate students visualize straight lines in a rotating frame. Students use Maple or Mathematica to model straight lines in a rotating frame. The whole class wrap-up discussion summarizes group findings and relates the trajectories observed in the simulation with the motion of objects moving on the surface of a rotating Earth.
This material is part of the Paradigms in Physics project at Oregon State University. This work promotes the use of active student learning in upper division physics courses. Both learning materials and learning strategies are provided to help both students and instructors.
Dray, Tevian. Paradigms in Physics: Turntable Hockey. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, August 23, 2013. http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:rfthockey (accessed 22 October 2018).
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