Gravitational Free Fall
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Gravitational Free Fall


Gravitational Free Fall

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This is a Java simulation of a free fall experiment. The applet calibrates its timer to the computer.
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: March 16, 1998
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 21, 2011


  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
    Editor Review
    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
  • User review 3 average rating
  • User Rating: 3 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Personal Collections (3)
  • Accessibility Info (none)


Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for John Walkup
14 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

The calibration button makes this applet more usable in (say) a lab setting. Too bad that the user is not given the ability to mark points of equal time, otherwise this would be ideal for the laboratory. As it stands, this applet is not very versatile.