The use of a Commodore Amiga personal computer in physics lectures to provide full‐color simulations of motion is described. The animation capability of Amiga BASIC that allows simulations of motion to be easily programmed is discussed and examples of the program statements are given. Examples using simulations of motion to provide classroom demonstrations, to animate homework problems, and to remedy common misconceptions of motion are presented. The pedagogical benefits of extending the student’s experiences of motion by means of computer simulation are also discussed.

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