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Many Moons (Physics)

Many Moons (Physics)

A simulation of a collection of (randomly initialized) moons, acting under the universal law of gravitation, with mass proportional to radius cubed.


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John Walkup
John Walkup (Staff)
22 years ago
Really a demo, not an applet. Suffers from the inability to allow the student to choose the number of moons, as nine is too many to understand what is going on. Nice to look at, like a screen saver. Not sure how useful such a demonstration is.