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PhET: The Moving Man

PhET: The Moving Man

This webpage contains a simulation that shows simultaneous graphs of position, velocity, and acceleration of a moving object. A simulated man can be moved by the user, or the motion can be programmed by setting the initial position, velocity, and acceleration. The user can also program the motion by entering an equation for the position as a function of time. A simulation can be played back at either real speed or slow motion for study. This page also contains sample learning goals as well as user-submitted ideas and activities for use with the simulation. This page is part of a larger and growing collection of simulations offered through the Phet website.

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