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Multimedia Links

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Demonstration Simulations

  • Example PhET simulation

    Interactive Science Simulations (PhET Project):

    Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado. Virtual demonstrations are written in flash and java and may be accessed online or saved for offline use.
    Click here to visit the website

  • Example Physics Applet

    Math, Physics and Engineering Applets:

    This site provides a large collection of physics and math simulations of phenomena that is usually difficult to visualize or demonstrate. Topics include oscillations and waves, acoustics, signal processing, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, linear algebra and vector calculus. All educational applets written in Java by Paul Falstad.
    Click here to visit the website

  • Example Wolfram Applet

    Wolfram Demonstrations Project:

    Conceived by Mathematica creator and scientist Stephen Wolfram as a way to bring computational exploration to the widest possible audience, the Wolfram Demonstrations Project is an open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts in science, technology, mathematics, art, finance, and a remarkable range of other fields. The simulations require the free mathematica player to run.
    Click here to visit the website

  • Example Physlet Applet

    Web-Based Interactive Physics Problems (Physlets):

    Physlets are physics simulations ranging from mechanics, electricity and magnetism and optics to more modern physics concepts like quantum mechanics and special relativity. The applets are combined with example questions and answers to help lead in-class discussions and problem solving. They are written in Java and produced by Davidson College.
    Click here to visit the website

Online Videos, Animations and Tutorials

  • Example physclip video


    Physclips provides very well produced animations and video clips about introductory physics topics. Individual video clips would be suitable for use during lectures while students can use the website for its self-paced tutorials or reference. The site is produced by The University of New South Wales and is primarily done in Flash.
    Main Website or Index of Downloadable Multimedia

  • Example diagram from Hyperphysics


    HyperPhysics comprehensively covers most concepts in physics through the use of concept maps. Its large collection of images, videos, example problems and calculators could be useful during lecture. Additionally, it could be very helpful for students to use as an aid in studying and understanding lecture material. HyperPhysics is produced by Georgia State University.
    Main Website or Video Demonstration Index

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