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Billiards and Physics


Billiards and Physics

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This java applet show you how to use the law of reflection (for optics) in playing pool.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: May 07, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 07, 2004
Submitter: John Walkup


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  • User Rating: 3 user rating
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Primary Audience: 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)

Although there is much discussion of optics, this isn't really much physics demonstrated with this applet. Fun to tool around with, although a larger screen and better graphics would have helped. Those familar with Virtual Pool will notice the similarity in the controls.