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XVA - Kinematic Plots of Motion

XVA - Kinematic Plots of Motion

User sets various initial conditions, and the applet plots the acceleration, velocity, and distance versus time.


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Barbra Bied Sperling
Barbra Bied Sperling (Administrator)
21 years ago
I played around with this for about 10 minutes. It is a very easy to use Java
applet that simultaneously displays position, velocity, and acceleration graphs,
with the capability of varying the values of the acceleration (taken as
constant), and initial position and velocity. It has substantial potential for
helping students understand kinematics graphs, but requires some
instructor-supplied textual assignments to go with it.

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It works well with both IE 5.5 and Netscape 4.7.