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Kinematics Recommendations

by Bruce Mason
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The following MERLOT items are recommended by the MERLOT/Physics Editorial Board for kinematics.

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Physlet Physics: Kinematics

Added 07/28/2006
This set of Physlet-based learning activities provide a wide range of exercises to help students explore one dimensional kinematics. Both qualitative and quantitative questions are asked. In many of these simulations, students must apply concepts and make

Resultant Vector

Added 07/28/2006
This short annimation displays the vector sum of up to five (5) vectors. A good display of the tip-to-tail method.

Physics Illuminations

Added 07/28/2006
This is a collection of online tutorials using Java applets with accompanying text designed to help students understand concepts in introductory mechanics. Topics include Vectors, 1D Kinematics, 2D Kinematics, Dynamics (Forces), and Work and Energy (under

The Moving Man

Added 07/28/2006
This applet is designed to help students explore the concepts of 1D motion. The user can place a simulated man at some initial position with an initial velocity and acceleration. The program will graph the position, velocity, and acceleration of the man v

Projectile Motion

Added 07/28/2006
This applet simulates the motion of projectile fired into the air. It allows the user to fire many different objects from a cannon. The graphics and interface engaging. The user can adjust many different variables, including the intial speed, the initial

Vector Composition

Added 07/28/2006
This shockwave applet is a simple illustration of the addition of two vectors. The placement, direction, and magnitude of the vectors can be changed. Results of the sum are give in Cartesian and polar coordinates. It is also possible to display the compon

Projectile Motion

Added 07/28/2006
This Spanish tutorial outlines the properties of the motion of a projectile. Two applets are included on this page. The first is a simulation of a projectile being fired in the air. The initial height, x-velocity, and y-velocity can be set by the user. T
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