Gravitation Physlet-Based Curriculum

These examples of curricular material appear in Section 8.4. Follow a link on the left to go to the individual Physlet problems found in that section and several bonus problems only available on this CD. Below is a brief description of each animation.

Chapter Problems:

8.4.1: A very wealthy individual proposes to dig a hole through the center of the Earth and run a train from one side of the Earth to the other as shown in the animation.    

 

Additional Problems:

8.4.ap 1: The animation purports to model a solar system, however one of the planets does not obey all of Kepler's laws.