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Rolling and Slipping


Rolling and Slipping

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Allows the user to vary the coefficient of friction, angular speed, and linear velocity of a wheel.
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Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
CAUTION: Java Applets may not run on all browsers
Date Added to MERLOT: August 25, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 07, 2016
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Submitter: John Walkup


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    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
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  • User review 3.67 average rating
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Kara Morgan
16 years ago

Kara Morgan (Student)

the applet is neat but more info a/b rolling without slipping would further
drive the point home. kmorgan

Avatar for TC Kida
16 years ago

TC Kida (Student)

Good way of illustrating angular and linear velocity.

Technical Remarks:

Controls tend to leap about a bit, which becomes inconvenient at times.

Avatar for John Walkup
16 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

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.