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written by Tevian Dray
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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.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Rotational Dynamics
Mathematical Tools
- Coordinate Systems
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
- text/html
- application/maple
- application/mathematica
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This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
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Paradigms in Physics Team
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pending
NSF Numbers:
9653250
0231194
0618877
1023120
Paradigm ID:
rfthockey
Keywords:
Computer Visualization, Coriolis Effect, Reference Frames, Rotating Reference Frames
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 22, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
Record Updated:
June 22, 2015 by Bruce Mason
Last Update
when Cataloged:
August 23, 2013
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T. Dray, (Paradigms in Physics Program, Corvallis, 2008), WWW Document, (http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:rfthockey).
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T. Dray, Paradigms in Physics: Turntable Hockey, (Paradigms in Physics Program, Corvallis, 2008), <http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:rfthockey>.
APA Format
Dray, T. (2013, August 23). Paradigms in Physics: Turntable Hockey. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from Paradigms in Physics Program: http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:rfthockey
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Dray, Tevian. Paradigms in Physics: Turntable Hockey. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, August 23, 2013. http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:rfthockey (accessed 16 December 2017).
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Dray, Tevian. Paradigms in Physics: Turntable Hockey. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, 2008. 23 Aug. 2013. 16 Dec. 2017 <http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:rfthockey>.
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@misc{ Author = "Tevian Dray", Title = {Paradigms in Physics: Turntable Hockey}, Publisher = {Paradigms in Physics Program}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {16 December 2017}, Month = {August 23, 2013}, Year = {2008} }
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