Plane Motion Produced by a User-Controlled Net Force

 

 

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*Before start, you may make the following changes:
 

 

*Press "Start" to start the motion.

*The force "F" is the net force acting on the car.

*Drag the yellow dot at the tip of the red arrow on the right frame continuouslyto change the net force applied to the moving car.

*A circular motion will be produced if the net force is constant in magnitude and always perpendicular to the velocity (blue arrow).

* When the car goes outside bring it back by adjusting the force F such that the blue arrow (velocity) is pointing towards the white cross.