Motion in 2D

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Motion in 2D وێنه‌ی شاشه‌
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Try the new "Ladybug Motion 2D" simulation for the latest updated version. Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration vectors. Move the ball with the mouse or let the simulation move the ball in four types of motion (2 types of linear, simple harmonic, circle).

Sample Learning Goals

  • Is the velocity vector blue or green? How can you tell?
  • Is the acceleration vector blue or green? How can you tell?
  • Explain why the velocity and acceleration vectors behave as they do for the preset motions (linear acceleration I, II, circular motion, & harmonic motion).
Version 1.07

Teacher Tips

Overview of sim controls, model simplifications, and insights into student thinking ( PDF ).

Teacher-Submitted Activities

2D Motion A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Patrick Foley HS تاقیگه‌ فیزیا
How do PhET simulations fit in my middle school program? This contribution was designed by PhET. Sarah Borenstein MS دیکه‌ زانستی زه‌وی
(Lab Report ali alghfeli HS تاقیگه‌ فیزیا
MS and HS TEK to Sim Alignment Elyse Zimmer MS
دیکه‌ کیمیا
Mapping of PhET and IBDP Physics Jaya Ramchandani HS دیکه‌ فیزیا
PhET Simulations Aligned for AP Physics C Roberta Tanner HS دیکه‌ فیزیا
Kinematics Wang Yunhe HS تاقیگه‌ فیزیا
Modeling a linear simple harmonic oscillator Mark Kelly UG-Intro تاقیگه‌ فیزیا
Rotational Motion Sarah Stanhope HS تاقیگه‌
1 Dimensional Motion - Kinematics and Graphing Sarah Stanhope HS تاقیگه‌
Introduction to rotational motion Sarah Stanhope UG-Intro
CQs فیزیا
2D Motion Activity Drew Isola HS CQs
Motion in Two Dimensions Gretchen Swanson HS تاقیگه‌ فیزیا

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Design Team Third-party Libraries سوپاس بۆ
  • Michael Dubson (developer/lead)
  • Sam Reid (developer)