Introduction to Physlet-Based Lab Exercises
Start Example 1
Be sure the simulation has finished loading before you begin.
Click on the the blue problem number to initialize the simulation at
the top of the page . Then answer the questions after you have run the simulation. You may start and
stop the simulations using the buttons on the bottom of the animation. Click and drag inside the
animation to read the coordinates (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds).
- Think about the motion of the ball and describe the motion in words.
- How can what you see be represented by graph? Use the data graph above to plot a few points
and see if you are properly representing the motion of the red ball by your graph. Write the
data points down a a scrap piece of paper as you will reuse some (all) of these data points in
the Excel plot described below.
- Use Excel to plot the position of the red ball as a function of time. Describe the