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written by Walter Fendt
This applet simulates an experiment to study Newton's Second Law. A mass sliding on a horizontal surface is connected by a string to a hanging mass. The value of the two masses and the coefficient of friction can be set by the user. The user can use a timer to gather data for the motion of the sliding mass as a function of time.

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Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.4.2 of Java.
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Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Newton's Second Law
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Newton's second law, forces, friction, horizontal mass, simulation, static equilibrium
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Con.B: Physical Science
• 5-8: Motion & Forces

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.

Topic: Dynamics: Forces and Motion
Unit Title: Newton's Second Law & Net Force

This Java applet simulates an air track glider, a low-friction device commonly used to conduct experiments on Newton's Second Law and collisions. This simulation features a two-mass system connected by a string. Change the value of either mass or the coefficient of friction on the track.....and watch the effects on the motion.

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W. Fendt, (1997), WWW Document, (http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/n2law.htm).
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W. Fendt, Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Newton's Second Law Experiment, (1997), <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/n2law.htm>.
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Fendt, W. (2003, January 18). Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Newton's Second Law Experiment. Retrieved July 25, 2017, from http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/n2law.htm
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Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Newton's Second Law Experiment. January 18, 2003. http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/n2law.htm (accessed 25 July 2017).
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Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Newton's Second Law Experiment. 1997. 18 Jan. 2003. 25 July 2017 <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/n2law.htm>.
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