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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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© 1997 Walter Fendt
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Keywords:
Newton's second law, forces, friction, horizontal mass, simulation, static equilibrium
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Metadata instance created July 19, 2006 by swapna gurumani
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November 4, 2011 by Bruce Mason
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January 18, 2003
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NSES Content Standards

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>.
APA Format
Fendt, W. (2003, January 18). Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Newton's Second Law Experiment. Retrieved September 19, 2014, from http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/n2law.htm
Chicago Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Newton's Second Law Experiment. January 18, 2003. http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/n2law.htm (accessed 19 September 2014).
MLA Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Newton's Second Law Experiment. 1997. 18 Jan. 2003. 19 Sep. 2014 <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/n2law.htm>.
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