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Investigate the relationship between the kinetic energy acquired by an object and its mass, the force exerted on it, the distance over which that force acts, and the speed that it acquires.

Kinetic Energy

Start

Move It!

0.0

Coefficient of Friction: 0.00

Close Graph

0.01

0

TEfin

Forward1

I’ll Try Again.

Parameters

Pause

Let’s Try It!

KEinit

Reset

X

Work (J)
done by the applied force:

0

F

x = 0 cm

Direction of Force (°):

Coeff. of Friction:

Back1

0.00

KEfin

x = 0 m

Current Variable Values:

Init. Velocity (m/s):

Change Values

TE

Use arrows to move through the playback head through the frames of the animation.

KE

KE = Kinetic Energy (J)

Force:
20.0 N

Initial Velocity:
0.0 m/s

Use arrows to set values for the parameters used in the simulation.

Force (N):

Mass (kg):

20.0

2.0

Mass:
2.0 kg

8

333

TE = Thermal Energy (J)

20

View 2-State Chart

Direction of Force:
Directly to the right.

KE vs. v Graph

TEinit

Put On The
Force

Putting On The Brakes

Click on an option to explore.

The Force is at an angle to the motion.

The Force opposes the motion.

Another Angle on Force

The Force is in the direction of the motion.