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This applet uses a carousel to demonstrate centripetal force. Masses suspended on ropes are twirled around a central, vertical axis. The period, distance between the suspension points and the axis of rotation, length of the rope, and mass can be set by the user. The resultant motion is displayed. A free-body diagram for the masses and numerical results for the forces and motion are given.

This applet is a part of a large collection of physics applets and may be accessed in a variety of languages at http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.4.2 of Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Central Forces
- Newton's Second Law
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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- New teachers
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© 2000 Walter Fendt
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Keywords:
Centripetal Force, Tension, centripetal force, free body diagram, simulation
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created July 19, 2006 by swapna gurumani
Record Updated:
September 8, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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when Cataloged:
January 18, 2003
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion
  • K-2: 4F/P1. Things move in many different ways, such as straight, zigzag, round and round, back and forth, and fast and slow.
4G. Forces of Nature
  • 3-5: 4G/E1. The earth's gravity pulls any object on or near the earth toward it without touching it.
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AIP Format
W. Fendt, (2000), WWW Document, (http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/carousel.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
W. Fendt, Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Model of a Carousel (Centripetal Force), (2000), <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/carousel.htm>.
APA Format
Fendt, W. (2003, January 18). Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Model of a Carousel (Centripetal Force). Retrieved November 1, 2014, from http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/carousel.htm
Chicago Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Model of a Carousel (Centripetal Force). January 18, 2003. http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/carousel.htm (accessed 1 November 2014).
MLA Format
Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Model of a Carousel (Centripetal Force). 2000. 18 Jan. 2003. 1 Nov. 2014 <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/carousel.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "Walter Fendt", Title = {Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Model of a Carousel (Centripetal Force)}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {1 November 2014}, Month = {January 18, 2003}, Year = {2000} }
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