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written by Surendranath Reddy
This applet displays the motion of an object moving with constant acceleration. As a model of a car slowing to a stop, the object initially moves with uniform velocity when brakes are applied. The initial velocity, instant of application of brakes, and braking acceleration can be set by the user. The motion of the object is displayed using a motion diagram and graphs of position and velocity vs. time. This is part of a large collection of physics and math applets by the author.
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion
Unit Title: Velocity and Acceleration
This versatile simulation lets students explore the effects of braking on an object moving with constant velocity. Set the initial velocity, start the applet, and hit the brakes. Graphs of velocity vs. time and position vs. time are simultaneously displayed. You can also set the rate of braking acceleration. This resource will help students build concepts relating to frictional force.Link to Unit:
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