Wolfgang Christian and
This item is a set of animations that illustrate Newton's First Law, thrust, and conservation of momentum. A space telescope is traveling horizontally with a constant velocity. Students can observe inertia in motion as they engage any combination of four engines that exert constant forces on the object. Engine A exerts a force in the -x direction, B in the +y direction, C in the +x direction, and D in the -y direction. Registered teacher-users may edit and/or create their own text for specific student groups.
This resource is part of OSP, the Open Source Physics project, developed to promote concept building and allow students to explore physical systems that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Law of Inertia, Newton's First Law, Physlet, acceleration, animation, applet, conservation of momentum, forces, inertia, interactive question, java, momentum, thrust
Metadata instance created
January 12, 2009
by Caroline Hall
May 29, 2012
by Lyle Barbato
Last Update when Cataloged:
July 31, 2007
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Dynamics: Forces and Motion Unit Title: Newton's First Law & Inertia
Excellent resource for students to explore inertia in motion, as they engage any combination of four engines that exert forward or reverse thrust on a space telescope traveling at constant velocity. Part of the Open Source Physics project.
%0 Electronic Source %A Cox, Anne %D July 31, 2007 %T BQ Learning: Space Telescope: Rockets Firing %V 2013 %N 11 December 2013 %8 July 31, 2007 %9 application/java %U http://bq.bqlearning.org/physlet/ospdb/ospSearch.php?instructor_id=&nsession_id=&physlet_id=272
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