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Impulsive Forces

Impulsive Forces

This applet allows the user to select different forces and masses. The force, in the form of a walking M&M, imparts an impulse to a mass and the mass slides on a surface with or without friction.


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John Walkup
John Walkup (Staff)
22 years ago
This time around the applet worked fine. The only problem is that quantitative results are given, yet the mass of the object isn't, even though that value is needed to perform the calculations. The graph is also hard to read.