Ch 4 Force Simulations


Forces and Motion
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PhET Forces and Motion Simulation (Java based) Just CLICK to run it!



Explore the forces at work when you try to push a filing cabinet. Create an applied force and see the resulting friction force and total force acting on the cabinet. Charts show the forces, position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time. View a Free Body Diagram of all the forces (including gravitational and normal forces).




Ramp: Forces and Motion
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PhET Forces and motion on a Ramp Simulation - VERY cool!!!


Explore forces and motion as you push household objects up and down a ramp. Lower and raise the ramp to see how the angle of inclination affects the parallel forces. Graphs show forces, energy and work.