Downloadable simulation: Inertia of a ball on a wagon (Mathematica)

Posted on August 24, 2010 by


Downloadable simulation showing inertia in action. A simple demo, but it nails the point home.

This Demonstration depicts a simple experiment, in which a small car with an object on top hits an obstacle, and the object continues its motion in the same direction and with the same speed


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