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Title: 
Block on a frictionless inclined plane
Author(s): 
Language: 
eng
Description: 
  • College Physics, Vector Algebra
  • The block speeds up as it slides down. How does the speed at the bottom depend on the steepness of the slope? Following Galileo, who did this type of experiment before Newton was born, you can investigate this using the slider and "trigger"
  • Componente Curricular::Educação Superior::Ciências Exatas e da Terra::Matemática
Issue Date: 
  • 6-Sep-2008
  • 7-Sep-2008
  • 2008
  • 7-Sep-2008
  • 7-Sep-2008
Publisher: 
Wolfram Demonstration Project
Keywords: 
  • Vector algebra
  • Calculus
  • Educação Superior::Ciências Exatas e da Terra::Matemática::Análise Complexa
  • College physics
  • Analytic geometry
Notes: 
The Demonstration is a model showing the forces as "arrows" or "vectors". There are only two forces acting on the block: (1) the blue "normal" force, exerted by the plane on the block in a direction perpendicular or "normal" to the surface of the plane, and (2) the red gravitational force (Fgrav, exerted downward by the Earth). These two forces "add" together (as vectors) to yield Fnet, which points down the plane. Newton's second law states that the rate of change in the speed is directly proportional to Fnet. As you change the angle, you can see Fgrav that remains constant, while the normal force and Fnet change as required to keep Fnet equal to the vector sum of Fgrav and the normal force
Credits: 
This demonstration needs the "MathematicaPlayer.exe" to run. Found in http://objetoseducacionais2.mec.gov.br/handle/mec/4737
Source: 
http://objetoseducacionais2.mec.gov.br/handle/mec/5067
URI: 
http://acervodigital.unesp.br/handle/unesp/360530
Rights: 
Demonstration freeware using Mathematica Player
Type: 
outro
Appears in Collections:MEC - Objetos Educacionais (BIOE) - OE

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