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written by Robert Morse
This collection of applets explores the physics of force and momentum through simulations of a spaceship moving through space.  The user can turn the spaceship and fire the engines. The user must use these two abilities to navigate the ship around simple obstacles.
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Classical Mechanics
- Newton's First Law
- Newton's Second Law
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© 1993 Robert Morse
Keywords:
Inertia, force, motion, simulation
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Metadata instance created April 9, 2006 by Jason Garman
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May 5, 2011 by Tom Henderson
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April 21, 2006
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Topic: Dynamics: Forces and Motion
Unit Title: Newton's First Law & Inertia

This collection of applets explores the physics of force and momentum through simulations of a spaceship moving through space.  Students learn about inertia in motion and conservation of momentum as they fire the engines and navigate around simple obstacles.

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R. Morse, (1993), WWW Document, (http://staweb.sta.cathedral.org/departments/science/physics/inertiagames/).
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R. Morse, Inertia Games (1993), <http://staweb.sta.cathedral.org/departments/science/physics/inertiagames/>.
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Morse, R. (2006, April 21). Inertia Games. Retrieved July 30, 2014, from http://staweb.sta.cathedral.org/departments/science/physics/inertiagames/
Chicago Format
Morse, Robert. Inertia Games. April 21, 2006. http://staweb.sta.cathedral.org/departments/science/physics/inertiagames/ (accessed 30 July 2014).
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Morse, Robert. Inertia Games. 1993. 21 Apr. 2006. 30 July 2014 <http://staweb.sta.cathedral.org/departments/science/physics/inertiagames/>.
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@misc{ Author = "Robert Morse", Title = {Inertia Games}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {30 July 2014}, Month = {April 21, 2006}, Year = {1993} }
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Inertia Games:

Is a Student Extra Of Physics Classroom: Inertia and Mass
Is a Student Extra Of Physics Classroom: State of Motion
Is a Teaching Guide For The Physics Classroom: Newton's First Law of Motion

The Inertia Games provides an engaging application of Newton's laws of motion as discussed in The Physics Classroom Tutorial.

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