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Kinetic Energy and Forces


Kinetic Energy and Forces

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Simulations of experiments involving the application of an impulse (force over a short time period) to different masses. Friction is included and adjustable.
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: April 07, 1997
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 02, 2006
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Submitter: John Lilly


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for John Walkup
15 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

This applet is similar to the applet Impulsive Forces, by the same author. However, the graphics pertaining to the plots are much better, making this applet more useful. I like the overall approach, but I still think that omitting the masses of the objects is problematic.