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This Java applet measures braking distance and reaction time for stopping a car. Initial velocity is controlled by the user, and the coefficient of friction can be set from 0 to 1.5 to simulate varying road conditions. Once initial parameters are set, click "Start", then click "Brake" when you see the light turn yellow. Did you set a safe speed for the road conditions, or did you run the red light? Editor's Note: This simulation can be adapted for a wide range of age groups and course levels since its pre-set parameters include constant initial velocity.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    Informal Education,Higher Education,NSDL,Motion in One Dimension,Physics,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Friction,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,reaction time,Applications of Newton's Laws,Velocity,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905115305135T,Technology,Classical Mechanics,friction coefficient

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    English

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