Newton's Cradle

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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 4+.

The classic Newton's Cradle!

Named after Sir Isaac Newton, Newton's Cradle is a device that demonstrates conservation of momentum and energy via a series of swinging spheres. When ball(s) ...
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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 4+.

The classic Newton's Cradle!

Named after Sir Isaac Newton, Newton's Cradle is a device that demonstrates conservation of momentum and energy via a series of swinging spheres. When ball(s) from one end is lifted and released, the resulting force travels through the line and pushes an equal number of balls upward at the other end. Simply touch, drag and release to set the cradle in motion. Now you can enjoy Newtons Cradle wherever you go!

Features:
* Gorgeous minimalist design and graphics
* Simple touch, drag, release to set the cradle in motion
* Choose from 1-7 balls
* Ability to pause and resume motion
* Ability to reset all balls
* Full screen visual

Version 1.1 Update:
* Added one more ball
* Added pause and resume button
* Added reset button
* Added featured apps button
* Syncing of sound effect
* Squashed some bugs with physics engine

Version 1.2 Update:
* Squashed some bugs with physics engine
* Added ability to change the number of balls from 1-7

Version 1.3 Update:
* Integrated Shop API
* Squashed some bugs

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043890771
  • Publisher: Pixel Delight Studios LLC
  • Publication date: 3/21/2012
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 1.3
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 4 MB
  • Sales rank: 31,556
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  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL: http://www.appmoto.info/pixeldelightstudios.html
    • Email: PixelDelightStudios@gmail.com

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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Rating Distribution

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    Another blast from the past

    My dad had a model of Newton's Cradle when I was growing up, and I loved goofing around with it. It was fun to try different combinations of spheres and different release heights or strengths.

    This app probably won't appeal to those who demand lots of buzzers, bells, and flashing lights fom their games. It does exactly what the description says -- nothing more, nothing less.

    But the sound of those spheres clacking against each other is my version of Proust's madelaines, and I'm not going to apologize for giving this "boring" app a full five star rating.

    153 out of 179 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Hi

    Entertaining. Should be free, though.

    105 out of 141 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Not Worth the Dollar

    The sound is off by about a quarter second, no multi-touch gesturing, and cannot move balls while in motion. Good srart, but this should still be in alpha testing. I do not recommend.

    64 out of 120 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Awesome

    My teacher showed newtons cradle a few days ago and then i found this app....ill have to show her:)

    43 out of 75 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

    Fun to play with. Just pull a ball, any ball, with your finger,

    Fun to play with. Just pull a ball, any ball, with your finger, then release. You can move multiple balls for classic experiments.
    Wish list: allow use in the reverse landscape mode for compatibility with self-standing nook cases, ability to move multiple sets of balls for more complicated interaction, ability to "catch" balls in flight.
    Observations: gravity is a little 'lightweight" as the motion is slow (on nook color), the reflections rotate with the balls (oops).

    36 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Get it

    It is what it says awesome

    30 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

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    We need tempole run!!!!!!!!

    25 out of 60 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    When I was a kid my favorite subject was always science. My favo

    When I was a kid my favorite subject was always science. My favorite science teacher from back then had a modem of newton's Cradle on his desk that he would sometimes set off. it always amazed me.

    This app brings that same amazement back, but from anywhere you are. The physics of it seem correct and it is a lot of fun to play around with. Definitely not disappointed!

    25 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Will like

    Hi i think people who bye this app will enjoy i give it a five stare rate its so fun

    18 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    FUN

    It is fun for a while but it gets kinda boring....... SHOULD B FREE!!!!!!!!

    15 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    AWESOME

    AWESOME! Should be free though.

    11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Terrible

    These are cool in real life, but this app is a complete rip off. If it was free, i might like it more, but definately not even worth a dollar. Don't waste your money, people.

    11 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    Very well done and neat little app, I used to have a real one on

    Very well done and neat little app, I used to have a real one on my desk and my ex girlfriend stole it.
    I bought this and it is just like the real thing

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Cowman23

    Very relaxing. used it to fall asleep last night. ¿~¿

    11 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    relaxing

    This app is very relaxing in stressful times. On Friday nights or over the weekend is a great time to use this app to soothe you. I would highly recommend this app to people with stressful days and whom are ready to sit down and relax. Just moving a ball one way and watching it go and clack into other balls it very calming to me. MUST HAVE!!!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2012

    No need to dust off!

    I have one of the Newton's Cradles on my desk, but my secretary always complains about having to dust "my balls" (quite funny). So in order to do her a favour, I bought this Nook version and placed it on my desk. When she walked in she laughed and directly started to try it out.

    This is a great digital version of the original piece, that i intend to play with a lot. Now I can bring this timeless toy with me on the train, and maybe tell some other people about the science behind it, or let someone else enjoy watching the hypnotizing flow and sound.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Balls

    Harmless fun. Could be improved by:

    Apply gravity function that accelerates balls as they fall. The rate of fall seems wrong. Note gravity constant is a=9.81 meters/second squared.

    Allow balls on opposite sides to be lifted and released at once. Interesting effect in real model.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Great

    I love this ppl might think itz boring because they are young. I

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Anonomus

    I like it bit the sounds of by a little bit

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2013

    I remember playing with the Newton┬┐s cradles that my teachers ha

    I remember playing with the Newton’s cradles that my teachers had through the years when I was growing up.  It was so interesting to learn about the laws of physics with something that I could see and touch.  There was also something soothing about the motion of the spheres and the rhythmic taps as they hit each other.  This app is fun to play with and to show to my niece.  She is too little to understand physics but she enjoys watching this app and interacting with the spheres.  The spheres react well, even to her little hands. This app is how the creator has described it and is easy to use and visually appealing.  

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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