Constant Acceleration and Motion Animation and Calculator

Engineering Physics

Motion with Constant Acceleration Animation and Calculator

This application shows a car moving with constant acceleration. The lower control panel contains text fields where you can vary the values of initial position, initial velocity and acceleration (don't forget to press the "Enter" key!). By using the buttons at the bottom you can bring the car back to its initial position or stop and resume the simulation. If you choose the option "Slow motion", the movement will be ten times slower.

Three digital clocks indicate the elapsed time since the start. As soon as the car has reached the green or red barrier with its front bumper, the corresponding clock will stop. Both barriers can be dragged left or right.

Three diagrams illustrate the motion of the vehicle:

  • Position x versus time t
  • Velocity v versus time t
  • Acceleration a versus time t
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Walter Fendt
Mathematics / Physics / Computer Science
Paul-Klee-Gymnasium Gersthofen
Stadtbergen, Germany

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