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Rolling and Slipping

Rolling and Slipping

Allows the user to vary the coefficient of friction, angular speed, and linear velocity of a wheel.


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Kara Morgan
Kara Morgan (Student)
17 years ago
the applet is neat but more info a/b rolling without slipping would further
drive the point home. kmorgan
TC Kida
TC Kida (Student)
17 years ago
Good way of illustrating angular and linear velocity.

Technical Remarks:

Controls tend to leap about a bit, which becomes inconvenient at times.
John Walkup
John Walkup (Staff)
17 years ago
Although some of the controls are a little jerky, this applet does a good job of
demonstrating the relationship between linear and angular speed. Trying to set
the coefficient of friction equal to 0 causes some problems, however. And it
would be nice to have the radius user-defined.