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written by Scott Schneider
This simple applet shows the motion of an object moving with constant velocity. The user can perform measurements on the simulation to compute the velocity. Options are available to display the position of the object or show a motion diagram displaying ghost images of the object at uniform times.

This is part of a large collection of Physlet-based (Physics Java Applet) illustrations and tutorials covering introductory physics.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Laboratory
- New teachers
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© 1998 Scott Schneider
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constant velocity, interactive animation, simulation
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Metadata instance created August 28, 2006 by Bruce Mason
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September 9, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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March 15, 2006
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.

Topic: Kinematics: The Physics of Motion
Unit Title: Motion in One Dimension

This simple animation depicting constant linear velocity would be great teamed with the applet directly above.  The two applets can help beginning students learn how to read motion diagrams and differentiate velocity from acceleration.

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AIP Format
S. Schneider, (1998), WWW Document, (http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/constvel1.shtml).
S. Schneider, LTU Physlet: Constant Linear Velocity, (1998), <http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/constvel1.shtml>.
APA Format
Schneider, S. (2006, March 15). LTU Physlet: Constant Linear Velocity. Retrieved April 25, 2017, from http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/constvel1.shtml
Chicago Format
Schneider, Scott. LTU Physlet: Constant Linear Velocity. March 15, 2006. http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/constvel1.shtml (accessed 25 April 2017).
MLA Format
Schneider, Scott. LTU Physlet: Constant Linear Velocity. 1998. 15 Mar. 2006. 25 Apr. 2017 <http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/constvel1.shtml>.
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@misc{ Author = "Scott Schneider", Title = {LTU Physlet: Constant Linear Velocity}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {25 April 2017}, Month = {March 15, 2006}, Year = {1998} }
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