Nordine Bjerke, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / August 13, 2013
Gravity simulators are programs designed to simulate the effects of gravity on various objects. They can be astronomy utilities simulating the gravity of planets, stars and other celestial bodies or physics simulating games where you usually need to use the effects of gravity to move to the next level. This set contains various free and commercial gravity simulators.
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
Universe Sandbox is an interactive space game/simulator, which lets you create and operate "your own" virtual universe, control solar systems, stars, various celestial bodies, black holes, etc. and to explore outer space and celestial bodies, and control their behavior. This software includes our entire solar system, and the closest 100 stars and our local galaxy group.
Crayon Physics Deluxe is a 2D puzzle game that focuses on Physics, by playing on simulations of gravity, mass, or kinetic energy. Within each level, you are challenged to guide a ball from a predefined starting point, so that it should hit the stars placed in the target area. Nearly all objects on the screen, including the ball, are simulated so as to follow the rules of gravity.
Numpty Physics is a game that uses Box2D engine to simulate the effects of gravity on different objects. Adults will enjoy this game as much as children. You will need to use your knowledge of physics to accomplish the goal: moving an object to a given location. Use your mouse to draw a lever, a weight or a ramp to make the target object move.
Educational orbit and gravitation simulator for high school, college and beginning university physics and astronomy. Easily create, run, print and save a simulation. Includes 30 premade simulations with activities page in html-format.
AstroGrav is an astronomy software program that allows you to simulate how astronomical objects move and interact under the force of gravity. It features superb interactive 3D graphics which allow you to move around within a many-body astronomical system, while watching how it evolves with the passage of time.
Solar System 3D Gravitator is an accurate 3D simulator of the solar system allowing the user to view the solar system from any angle in the past and in the future. Any solar system planet, asteroid or comet is accurately accounted for, using up-to-date orbital data.
With this software you can build simple or complex three-dimensional solar or planetary systems. The program calculates the acceleration and velocity vectors for each planet and displays an animation, simulating the movement of the celestial objects (based on their properties).
Lunar Lander is a great free physics simulation model. It was made by Phet, at University of Colorado. This simulation tool disguised as a game can help students of physics understand many concepts. Some of the main topics involved in this simulation are the moon, the lunar landings, mass, thrust, fuel consumption and gravity.
Gravity Simulator is a simulation software package for amateur astronomers, which helps them to observe and study the universe. With the help of this software you can re-create the simulations carried out by professional astronomers. The features of the Gravity simulation software help you to study the orbits of planets, moons, asteroids, etc. by performing the n-body simulation.