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-1-1A Cart that Shoots a Ball Straight Up
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In this animation, a moving cart shoots a ball straight up. Students get to vote on where the ball will land, and then the physics is explained qualitatively.Tue, 14 Jan 2003 08:00:00 GMTFear of PhysicsAlbert Einstein's Theory of Relativity
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This series of animations lets you view a "fly-by" and "fly-through" of a house at different percentages of the speed of light. It includes a basic qualitative description of some effects of relativity.Tue, 14 Jan 2003 08:00:00 GMTFear of PhysicsHow We Hear
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This animation illustrates how sound waves cause us to hear.Tue, 14 Jan 2003 08:00:00 GMTFear of PhysicsIntroduction to What Sound Is
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A simple animation that illustrates how air molecules move in sound waves, one dimensionally.Tue, 14 Jan 2003 08:00:00 GMTFear of PhysicsSounds: Allow the Wave to Expand
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This animation shows how air molecules move, 2 dimensionally, in a sound wave.Tue, 14 Jan 2003 08:00:00 GMTFear of PhysicsA Hanging Bicycle Wheel (not spinning)
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In this animation, students must figure out what happens to a bicycle wheel hanging from a rope at the end of its axle, when released. This activity is a precursor to the "Hanging Bicycle Wheel (spinning)" animation.Tue, 14 Jan 2003 08:00:00 GMTFear of PhysicsThe Race
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A solid ball, a solid cylinder, and a hollow cylinder are to roll down a ramp. Students must figure out their order of arrival at the bottom.Tue, 14 Jan 2003 08:00:00 GMTFear of PhysicsA Hanging Bicycle Wheel (spinning)
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In this animation, students must determine what will happen to a spinning bicycle wheel, supported on one end of its axle by a hand, and attached at the other end by a rope, when the person lets go.Tue, 14 Jan 2003 08:00:00 GMTFear of PhysicsPendulum 2D Phase Space
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An animation showing a pendulum's oscillation. Creates a graph of the pendulum's path in 2D phase space. Correlates real space and phase space.Thu, 03 Oct 2002 07:00:00 GMTM. Casco AssociatesPendulum 2D Phase Space, Damped
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An animation showing a pendulum's oscillation, with damping. Creates a graph of the pendulum's path in 2D phase space. Correlates real space and phase space.Thu, 03 Oct 2002 07:00:00 GMTM. Casco AssociatesPendulum 3D Phase Space
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An animation showing a pendulum's oscillation. Creates a graph of the pendulum's path in 3D phase space. Correlates real space and phase space.Thu, 03 Oct 2002 07:00:00 GMTM. Casco AssociatesPendulum 3D Phase Space, Damped
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An animation showing a pendulum's oscillation, with damping. Creates a graph of the pendulum's path in 3D phase space. Correlates real space and phase space.Thu, 03 Oct 2002 07:00:00 GMTM. Casco AssociatesPendulum Phase Space Cycle Planes
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An animation showing a pendulum's oscillation in phase space. Creates a graph of the pendulum's path in 3D phase space, and uses planes to section the time axis and mark the points where the pendulum begins a new period. The user may change the viewpoint of the graph.Sun, 06 Oct 2002 07:00:00 GMTM. Casco AssociatesPendulum Phase Space Cycle Planes, Damped
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An animation showing a pendulum's oscillation with damping in phase space. Creates a graph of the pendulum's path in 3D phase space, and uses planes to section the time axis and mark the points where the pendulum begins a new period. The user may change the viewpoint of the graph.Sun, 06 Oct 2002 07:00:00 GMTM. Casco AssociatesPendulum Phase Space Orbit -- Multi-Cycle
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An animation showing a pendulum's oscillation in phase space, with a time axis curving back on itself in a circle. This in effect repeats the cycle after a certain number of orbits. This represents a system which may have some sort of periodicity associated with it as does the pendulum itself. The user may change the viewpoint of the graph.Wed, 09 Oct 2002 07:00:00 GMTM. Casco AssociatesPendulum Phase Space Orbit -- Multi-Cycle, Damped
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An animation showing a damped pendulum's oscillation in phase space, with a time axis curving back on itself in a circle. This in effect repeats the cycle after a certain number of orbits. This represents a system which may have some sort of periodicity associated with it as does the pendulum itself. The user may change the viewpoint of the graph.Wed, 09 Oct 2002 07:00:00 GMTM. Casco AssociatesPendulum Phase Space Orbit -- Single-Cycle
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An animation showing a pendulum's oscillation in phase space, with a time axis curving back on itself in a circle. The pendulum has an orbit whose period coincides with the cycle time. The orbit begins on the +p axis, dips down to the max negative velocity, rises to zero velocity on the -p axis, rises to maximum velocity then returns to the +p axis at the starting point since there were no energy losses. The user may change the viewpoint of the graph.Wed, 09 Oct 2002 07:00:00 GMTM. Casco AssociatesPendulum Phase Space Orbit -- Single-Cycle, Damped
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An animation showing a damped pendulum's oscillation in phase space, with a time axis curving back on itself in a circle. The pendulum has an orbit whose period coincides with the cycle time. As time passes, the point where the orbit penetrates the sectioning (p,v) plane moves, stitching a pattern. The user may change the viewpoint of the graph.Wed, 09 Oct 2002 07:00:00 GMTM. Casco AssociatesPendulum Position and Velocity vs. Time, Damped
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An animation showing a pendulum's oscillation, with damping. Simultaneously creates graphs of position vs. time and velocity vs. time. Correlates real space and plot space.Thu, 03 Oct 2002 07:00:00 GMTM. Casco AssociatesPendulum Position vs. Time
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An animation showing a pendulum's oscillation. Creates a graph of position vs. time. Correlates real space and plot space.Thu, 03 Oct 2002 07:00:00 GMTM. Casco AssociatesPendulum Postition and Velocity vs. Time
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An animation showing a pendulum's oscillation. Simultaneously creates graphs of position vs. time and velocity vs. time. Correlates real space and plot space.Thu, 03 Oct 2002 07:00:00 GMTM. Casco Associates