Ready for Prime Time!

After some feature suggestions from my colleagues and squashing some minor bugs, the Conservation of Momentum: 1D Collisions Demo tool is ready for the classroom!  In keeping with the chalkboard motif of my Newton's 2nd Law Demo, I altered the overall aesthetics of the demo to be that of objects drawn on a blackboard.  Other additions include:

  • Press spacebar to pause,
  • Display of current velocity, 
  • Display of current kinetic energy, and
  • Colour-coded arrows scaled to the cart's velocity.

Now you can set up a collision problem, pause the action before the collision and have students either qualitative or quantitatively predict the outcome of the collision, unpause the simulation and examine the result.

Files Play in browser
Oct 10, 2019

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