Rocket Car on an Inclined Plane Model Documents
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This simulation displays a rocket car on an inclined plane, which can be set to bounce (elastic collision) when the car reaches the bottom. Use the slider to introduce a positive or negative thrust (up to 4N) and watch the effects on the motion of the car. In addition the car can be dragged to its initial position. An introduction to the simulation is provided, along with questions for both beginners and advanced students.
See Annotations (below) for two editor-recommended tutorials that will help students with both the basic and advanced exercises contained in this model.
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- Download ejs_mech_newton_CarOnInclinedPlaneRocket.jar - 1126kb Java Archive File
Published October 28, 2008
Last Modified August 20, 2013
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Source Code Documents
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Published October 29, 2008
Last Modified October 28, 2008