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ERIC Number: ED055836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 16
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Computer Solution of the Two-Dimensional Tether Ball: Problem to Illustrate Newton's Second Law.
Zimmerman, W. Bruce
Force diagrams involving angular velocity, linear velocity, centripetal force, work, and kinetic energy are given with related equations of motion expressed in polar coordinates. The computer is used to solve differential equations, thus reducing the mathematical requirements of the students. An experiment is conducted using an air table to check theoretical considerations with actual results which were in close agreement with predicted values. (TS)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers Meeting, February 1971, New York