Zona Land's Kinematics
Peer Review for material titled "Zona Land's Kinematics"
User Rating for material titled "Zona Land's Kinematics"
Member Comments for material titled "Zona Land's Kinematics"
Personal Collections for material titled "Zona Land's Kinematics"
Learning Exercises for material titled "Zona Land's Kinematics"
Accessibility Info for material titled "Zona Land's Kinematics"
Search all MERLOT
Click here to go to your profile
Select to go to your workspace
Click here to go to your Dashboard Report
Click here to go to your Content Builder
Click here to log out
Search Terms
Enter username
Enter password
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
select OK to launch help window
cancel help



Search > Material Results >

Zona Land's Kinematics


Zona Land's Kinematics

Logo for Zona Land's Kinematics
A collection of demonstrations on basic kinematic principles. Many of the demonstrations are VRML.
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: August 29, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 06, 2015
Send email to zona@mind.net
Submitter: John Walkup



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


QR Code for this Page

Browse in Categories


Discussion for Zona Land's Kinematics

Log in to participate in the discussions or Register if you are not already a MERLOT member.

Return to Top of Page
Avatar for Barbra Bied Sperling
14 years ago

Barbra Bied Sperling (Staff)

After about an hour of trying it, I find this to be a mixed bag. Some items are
good, but there is a lot of repetition. It appears to be a work in progress,
but presently there are too many things missing for it to be very useful to
students. Its incompleteness would be even more of a drawback for faculty
thinking of assigning it for homework. The XVA applet (which is also a separate
item on MERLOT) is excellent, but is not used actively much at all. Instead,
the site includes a large library of static kinematics graph cases. Skip this
and go directily to the XVA applet.

Technical Remarks:

A couple of simulations require a VRML plugin, but the pedagogical value of them
is probably insufficient for the time involved.

Avatar for John Walkup
14 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

Many of the pages are useful resources in physics instruction. Others are
not-so useful. The online quiz on circular motion, however, is quite good and
could be used as an assignment by teachers. The author needs to differentiate
between "centripetal" and "net centripetal," however.