WIT Press


AMK: An Interface For Object-oriented Newtonian Particle Mechanics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE950301

Volume

12

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

913 kb

Author(s)

P. Mitic & R.G. Thomas

Abstract

This article describes an object-oriented environment with an associated user interface, AMK, for modelling simple Newtonian particle mechanics. It is intended for educational use, and provides a framework for modelling which generalises methodology. Physical objects are treated as logical objects, and mathematical models are formulated by linking them. The implementation is within the Windows environment using Mathematica and Visual Basic. Modelling is done by constructing objects and linking them to produce new objects. The aim is to produce an equation of motion object. The interface forces the user into a modelling cycle of constructing and linking objects, and accessing their methods. It constructs a Mathematica input automatically from information supplied by the user, and communicates with Mathematica. The combinat

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