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Translation / cable car HTML5


This animation can be used to illustrate such concepts as translation, velocity, acceleration, and uniform and non uniform motion along a straight line.

Click and drag the mouse on the screen to create a vector which you can move to illustrate the translational motion.

Click and drag on the screen to create a vector then drag it around the plane.

Learning goals

  • To illustrate the notions of translation, velocity, acceleration and rectilinear motion.
  • To perform average velocity calculations.

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The trajectory of a point is the curve (even a straight line is deemed a curve) that describes its motion.

An object is in translation if all object points follow a parallel path. The…

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