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ERIC Number: EJ1091275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
The Physics of Osmos
Vanden Heuvel, Andrew
Physics Teacher, v54 n3 p146-147 Mar 2016
We describe an analysis of the conservation of momentum in the video game Osmos, which demonstrates that the potential of video game analysis extends far beyond kinematics. This analysis can serve as the basis of an inquiry momentum lab that combines interesting derivations, video-based data collection, and insights into the subtle decisions that game developers must make to balance realistic physics and enjoyable gameplay.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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