Introduction to Physlets
Be sure the simulation has finished loading before you begin.
Click on the Example 1 hyperlink below to initialize the simulation at the top of the page. Then answer the question after you have run the simulation. You may start and stop the simulations using the buttons on the bottom of the animation. Click-drag inside the animation to read the coordinates.
Note: Some Physlet animations autoload and some do not. Above is an example of an animation that will not run unless the hyperlink is clicked.
- Example 1
Use Excel to plot the position of the red ball as a function of time. Describe the motion. Does your graph properly represent the motion of the ball? Why or why not?
- When you are done with this exercise, ask your instructor to look at your graph.