Downloadable simulation that lets you get a feel for how a second degree polynomial (aka, *quadratic*) changes shape when you fiddle with its coefficients.

Adjust the coefficients of the parabola to hit all of the dots. Then, click the button to get a new set of dots.

Good for

**constant acceleration problems**, since distance vs. time is a quadratic for this situation.———————–

Mathematica is a program that let’s computers simulate complex mathematics using files calledMathematica notebooks. To run the simulation you must first download a Mathematica player(free!) and then download any notebooks you want to run.

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Posted on August 23, 2010byetsuscience0