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Simulation Description

In this example, we observe how friction interacts with two different bodies. The ramps are frictionless, but the flat horizontal surfaces have friction. This is seen by the way that the round body starts rolling and the square surface slows down.

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  • Point Masses are the staple of Principia. They can be given velocity, acceleration, mass, size, or drawn with different images.

  • Point Masses are the staple of Principia. They can be given velocity, acceleration, mass, size, or drawn with different images.

  • Surfaces are static and affect the movement of point mass objects.

  • Ramps are static and affect the movement of point mass objects.

  • Attatch a point mass to the right end of a spring to see it in action.

  • Drag two point mass objects into a pulley to attach them. Then drag one below, give them weights, set gravity and give it a whirl.

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