Game Classification

Simulation of Millikan Oil Drop Experiment 1980  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Educative message broadcasting


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment
  • Education


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old / 8 to 11 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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Simulation of Millikan Oil Drop Experiment Simulation of Millikan Oil Drop Experiment is exactly that: a simulation of the experiment performed by Robert Millikan and Harvey Fletcher in 1909 to measure the elementary electric charge.

In the game the player can increase and decrease the voltage of the experiment with increments of one, ten or a hundred. Once the player is certain of the of a stable oil drop, he or she can press A for analysis. The player can also determine the percentage error by pressing P.

The game features five experiments after which the computer tries to calculate "e" (the charge of a single electron). [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Commodore PET