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Impulsive Forces


Impulsive Forces

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This applet allows the user to select different forces and masses. The force, in the form of a walking M&M, imparts an impulse to a mass and the mass slides on a surface with or without friction.
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: March 16, 1998
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 21, 2011
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  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
    Editor Review
    Good quality material; may be reviewed
    avg: 4 rating
  • User review 2 average rating
  • User Rating: 2 user rating
  • Discussion (2 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
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Primary Audience: Grade School
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)

This time around the applet worked fine. The only problem is that quantitative results are given, yet the mass of the object isn't, even though that value is needed to perform the calculations. The graph is also hard to read.

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14 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

I tried to get the applets to work using Netscape and IE with no luck. The page loads okay, but no action.