Sahyun's Physics Applets in HTML5


Pushing an Object on a Frictionless Surface.

Push Time:

Pushing an Object on a Frictionless Surface.

This simulator shows the Velocity, Position or Acceleration vs time graphs for an object pushed with a constant strength force for a set time. You can adjust the strength of the pushing force, the duration of the push and the mass of the object.

Compare the simulator to the following video of a person pushing a (frictionless) cart:

(video by Dr. Ed Price, CSU San Marcos)

This simulator is useful in conjunction with Next Generation Physics and Everyday Thinking Unit EM Activity 1 Interactions and Motion and Unit FM Activity 1 Interactions and Forces.

Steven Sahyun, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, June 14, 2023

Adapted from Terminal Velocity - Balls in a Fluid by Andrew Duffy Work by Andrew Duffy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Andrew Duffy's simulations can be found in the collection at

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