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Freefall Lab Simulation with Mathematica

Kelvin Mischo
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
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This Mathematica notebook for introductory-level physics courses provides a pre-laboratory freefall simulation which shows what will happen in the lab, but with ideal data. The idea is to help students get more out of the pre-laboratory excercises and not come into the lab "cold" and then struggle to get the labwork done.

Two pre-lab excercises are provided. The first explores the concept using the Mathematica language. The second explores the concept using an application is totally mouse-driven and does some statistical analysis.

*Education > College
*Education > Precollege
*Science > Physics
*Science > Physics > Mechanics

physics, mechanics, freefall simulation
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SimulationLabFreefall.nb (69.1 KB) - Mathematica Notebook [for Mathematica 7.0]