Online simulation: 1-D Motion: Free body diagrams, Velocity and Acceleration graphs (PhET, UC/Boulder)

Posted on August 17, 2010 by


Interactive simulation of simple 1-D motion under gravity, normal, friction, and an applied force.

Explore the forces at work when you try to push a filing cabinet. Create an applied force and see the resulting friction force and total force acting on the cabinet. Charts show the forces, position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time. View a Free Body Diagram of all the forces (including gravitational and normal forces)



PhET is a collection of online science and math simulations sponsored by the University of Colorado, Boulder. They can be run from any web browser provided Java/and or Flash are installed on your local computer.