One dimensinsional motion.

Wait for the applet to load and then click here to initialize the animation. You will need Netscape 3.0 or above to run this animation.

Instructions

Run the animation to see what is going on. You may start, stop, and reset at any time. Click and drag inside the animation to read the coordinates of the ball in order to obtain numerical values.

Assume the mass of the red ball is 3 kg. What is the force on the ball?

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Instructor's note: We need your input on the linear motion problem. The animation that you saw was written in a new programming langauge called Java and we are thinking about using more Java in future problems. Please let us know if: (1) you had technical difficulties using the animation, and (2)was the animation helpful for visualization.