Sliding down a ramp

Coefficient of kinetic friction
0.0 0.10

The object slides down the ramp. You can plot the total mechanical energy (purple), gravitational potential energy (red), kinetic energy (green), and the thermal energy (black) as a function of time or position.

Simulation first posted on 6-4-2016. Written by Andrew Duffy

Updated 7-18-2017 (block instead of a ball) by AD
Updated 10-05-2017 with a legend for the graph
Updated 10-09-2017 with more convenient numbers
Updated 10-16-2017 to fix the step back function
Updated 06-05-2018 with energy readouts
Updated 06-25-2018 to show both the position graph and the time graph at the same time

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