P3-13-7

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Galilean relativity Physics Mechanics
Galileo.JPG

Overview:

A simulation illustrating Galileo's experiment about relative motion.

A train is moving with constant velocity v and people are standing on the platform.

Balls are dropped or thrown with velocity v, both inside and outside the train.


Suggestions:

Discuss what happens from the point of view of each of the observers.

Ask students "How can you do a similar experiment?".


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Additional information:

type: animation
format: flash
Permission to(1):
download: yes
modify: no
Further permissions:
http://www.unsw.edu.au/gen/pad/copyright.html
Age group(2): 13-16


Notes

(1) For personal, non-commercial use. To read the complete "Terms of use" of this learning object, please follow the link given in "Further permissions".

(2) Suggested age group. The learning object may be used by the Teachers with students of any age.

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