One-dimensional collision: an interactive graphics program: An interactive graphics program

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An interactive program with output to a graphical terminal has been developed for use in an undergraduate physics laboratory. The program computes and draws "snapshots" of one dimensional elastic collisions from data chosen by the student. The aim of the program is to come to a better understanding of the physics of collisions as seen from laboratory and center of mass reference frames. Great stress is laid upon the properties of the latter.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-372
Number of pages4
JournalComputers and Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982


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