Mechanics

 

Y12 Mechanics Applets

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1. Vectors

  1. Adding
  2. Adding,subtracting and components
  3. Velocity
  4. Graphing Vectors

2. Energy

  1. Work
  2. Conservation
  3. Falling Ball

3. Forces

  1. Force of Friction (Physics zone – fee charged)
  2. Resultant Force
  3. Atwood Machine
  4. (Java 1.1) Equilibrium of 3 forces (Java 1.4)

4. Kinematics

  1. Graphs (1)
  2. Graphs (2)
  3. Acceleration (Physics zone – fee charged)
  4. (Java 1.1) Constant acceleration (Java 1.4)
  5. Acceleration due to gravity (Physics Zone – Fee charged)
  6. Roller Coaster
  7. Reaction Time
  8. Car Accident
  9. Parachute
  10. Parachute & Air Resistance
  11. Racing Balls
  12. Falling Balls (needs Shockwave)

5. Relative Motion

  1. (Java 1.1) Adding vectors (1) (Java 1.4)
  2. Adding & Subtracting Vectors
  3. Vectors & Components
  4. River and Boat

6. Projectile Motion

  1. Water Balloons
  2. Golf Range
  3. Shoot the Monkey
  4. Cannon Launcher
  5. Projectile Motion
  6. Projectile Motion (2)
  7. Projectile Motion (3)
  8. Projectile Simulation
  9. Newton’s Mountain
  10. Rocket Simulation
  11. Boucing Ball

7. Circular Motion

  1. (Java 1.1) Carousel (Java 1.4)
  2. Centripetal & Centrifugal Force (Physics Zone – Fee charged)

8. Torque

  1. (Java 1.1) Principle of moments (Java 1.4)
  2. Seesaw
  3. Seesaw (2)

9. Momentum

  1. Drop a Brick
  2. Conservation (airtrack 1)
  3. Conservation (airtrack 2)
  4. Conservation Train
  5. Conservation in 2D
  6. Impulse (Physics Zone – Fee charged)
  7. Explosions (Physics Zone – Fee charged)

10. Collisions

  1. Types of Collision (Physics Zone – Fee charged)
  2. (Java 1.1) Elastic & inelastic (Java 1.4)
  3. Inelastic and momentum
  4. Elastic and momentum (1)

11. Hooke’s Law

  1. Mass on a Spring
  2. Mass on a Spring (2)
  3. Bungee Jump

 

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