Simulations and Applets
Java Applets on Physics
Includes java applets for mechanics, oscillations of waves, electrodynamics,
optics, thermodynamics, theory of relativity, physics of the atom,
Multimedia Physics Studio
Many Physics-related live animations including ones 1-dimensional
kinematics, Newton’s laws, vectors and projectiles, momentum
and collisions, work and energy, circular, satellite and rotational
motion, special relativity, static electricity, waves, sound and
light, ray optics, quick-time movies, shockwave animations.
This is a virtual lab site with some good demonstrations of everything
including mechanics, light, electricity, and sound. This would be
a good one to keep in mind for any unit in physics.
Virtual Physics Laboratory
Examples of optics, electricity and transverse and longitudinal
Good to show how waves interact and you can actually change the
frequencies of the waves to demonstrate how the resultant wave changes.
On this page you will frequently be graphing results in a Microsoft
Excel chart. When you need to graph data, you will see a "Graph
It" icon which you can click on to get to the excel chart.
If you are using Netscape, you may have to right click on the icon,
choose "Save Link As...", save the chart to your computer,
and then open it with Excel.
This site provides an excellent applet that be used to build and
analyse DC and AC electrical circuits. The following direction independent
components can be added:
Resistor, Capacitor, Inductor, Light bulb, Wire, Switch, Battery,
General Voltage source, Current Source, Oscilloscope,Voltmeter,
Web Site Links
This page is a collection of links to sites on the web that have
computerized simulations of physics principles. These might be in
the form of a Java Applet, a Shockwave demonstration or an Activity
Worksheet, but the basic purpose is the same in all cases: to allow
students to see a visual demonstration of a scientific concept,
often in animated form. In addition, the student may be given the
opportunity to manipulate one or more variables underlying the concept
and then witness the changes. Includes following topics: fundamental,
mechanics, momentum, rrotational motion, machines, measurement,
fluids, electricity, thermodynamics, simple harmonic motion. Waves,
sound, light, light and optics, colour theory, nuclear, and asdtophysics.