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Many Moons (Physics)


Many Moons (Physics)

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A simulation of a collection of (randomly initialized) moons, acting under the universal law of gravitation, with mass proportional to radius cubed.
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: June 27, 1997
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 16, 2004
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for John Walkup
15 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

Really a demo, not an applet. Suffers from the inability to allow the student to choose the number of moons, as nine is too many to understand what is going on. Nice to look at, like a screen saver. Not sure how useful such a demonstration is.