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written by Wolfgang Christian, Francisco Esquembre, and Mario Belloni
This simulation displays a rocket car on an inclined plane, which can be set to bounce (elastic collision) when the car reaches the bottom. Use the slider to introduce a positive or negative thrust (up to 4N) and watch the effects on the motion of the car. In addition the car can be dragged to its initial position. An introduction to the simulation is provided, along with questions for both beginners and advanced students.

See Annotations (below) for two editor-recommended tutorials that will help students with both the basic and advanced exercises contained in this model.  

This item was created with Easy Java Simulations (EJS), a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations. To run the simulation, simply click the Java Archive file below. To modify or customize the model, See Related Materials for detailed instructions on installing and running the EJS Modeling and Authoring Tool.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Acceleration
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Rotational Dynamics
= Moment of Inertia
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Simulation
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- Algebra-based Physics
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Rights Holder:
Wolfgang Christian, Francisco Esquembre, and Mario Belloni
Keywords:
EJS, Easy Java Simulations, OSP, Open Source Physics, car, incline, rocket, rotation, translation
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created October 28, 2008 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
June 12, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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October 28, 2008
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a remixed of this original simulation by Wolfgang Christian, Francisco Esquembre, and Mario Belloni

Author: lookang
Posted: June 13, 2011 at 10:40PM
Source: The Open Source Physics collection

http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2010/06/ejs-open-source-multi-objects-rolling.html
thanks for OSP and EJS!

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11. Common Themes

11B. Models
  • 6-8: 11B/M1. Models are often used to think about processes that happen too slowly, too quickly, or on too small a scale to observe directly. They are also used for processes that are too vast, too complex, or too dangerous to study.

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (1993 Version)

4. THE PHYSICAL SETTING

F. Motion
  • 4F (3-5) #1.  Changes in speed or direction of motion are caused by forces. The greater the force is, the greater the change in motion will be. The more massive an object is, the less effect a given force will have.

11. COMMON THEMES

B. Models
  • 11B (9-12) #1.  The basic idea of mathematical modeling is to find a mathematical relationship that behaves in the same ways as the objects or processes under investigation. A mathematical model may give insight about how something really works or may fit observations very well without any intuitive meaning.
The Physics Classroom: Analysis of Situations Involving External Forces (Editor: Caroline Hall)
Date: 07/08/2010

This interactive tutorial, part of The Physics Classroom chapter on Work and Energy, contains an example that is very similar to the situation presented in the Rocket Car on an Inclined Plane model. It will help students in solving the basic exercise presented in the model.

The Physics Classroom: Analysis of Situations Involving External Forces (html)

The Physics Classroom: Inclined Planes (Editor: Caroline Hall)
Date: 07/08/2010

This editor-recommended interactive tutorial will help students perform the advanced exercises in the Rocket Car on an Inclined Plane model. It will help students understand and visualize the forces acting on objects set in motion on an inclined plane.

The Physics Classroom: Inclined Planes (html)

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W. Christian, F. Esquembre, and M. Belloni, Computer Program ROCKET CAR ON AN INCLINED PLANE MODEL, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8243&DocID=881).
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W. Christian, F. Esquembre, and M. Belloni, Computer Program ROCKET CAR ON AN INCLINED PLANE MODEL, Version 1.0 (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8243&DocID=881>.
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Christian, W., Esquembre, F., & Belloni, M. (2008). Rocket Car on an Inclined Plane Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved October 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8243&DocID=881
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Christian, W, F. Esquembre, and M. Belloni. "Rocket Car on an Inclined Plane Model." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8243&DocID=881 (accessed 30 October 2014).
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Christian, Wolfgang, Francisco Esquembre, and Mario Belloni. Rocket Car on an Inclined Plane Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java (JRE) 1.5. 30 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8243&DocID=881>.
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The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the Ceiling Bounce Model.

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