Physlet Library

Jan. 2002

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Classical Mechanics
  kinematics

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ID#: 65

Name: Hot air balloon

Description: A hot air balloon rises with a constant positive y-acceleration for a few seconds and then a constant negative y-acceleration until its y-velocity goes to zero. It has a constant x-acceleration until it reaches contant velocity.

The velocity vector for the balloon is shown.



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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-9952323

Aaron Titus | North Carolina A & T State University | titus@ncat.edu