## Computational Resources for Teaching

**The OSP Collection** provides curriculum resources that engage students in physics, computation, and computer modeling. Computational physics and computer modeling provide students with new ways to understand, describe, explain, and predict physical phenomena. Browse the OSP simulations or learn more about our tools and curriculum pieces below.

## Tracker

The Tracker tool extends traditional video analysis by enabling users to create particle models based on Newton's laws. Because models synchronize with and draw themselves right on videos of real-world objects, students can test models experimentally by direct visual inspection.

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### Featured Tracker Package

**Deflating Soap Bubble**

A Tracker experiment that uses video analysis tool to study the rate at which a soap bubble shrinks as it deflates through a capillary tube. Combining this data with an independent determination of the surface tension of the soap solution enables you to determine the viscosity of air.

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## Curriculum Packages

OSP curriculum packages combine computer simulations with tutorial materials and student worksheets. Packages can be modified to meet the needs of faculty and students

Browse curriculum resources by topic and learn how to customize packages

### Featured Curriculum Package

**Copernican Revolution**

A shared file folder of Astronomy models designed for a course on the Copernican Revolution. In this course students explore the history of astronomy from the Ancient Greeks to Isaac Newton. Astronomical theories are studied in some detail and evaluated based on their success or failure at reproducing astronomical observations. The EJS simulations in this folder allow students to actively engage with the astronomical theories and visualize the apparent motions predicted by each theory.

## EJS Modeling

Student modeling, the guided exploration of physical systems and concepts, is a powerful approach to engaged learning. Easy Java Simulations provides the computational tools for students and faculty to explore physics without the need for learning details of java programming.

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### Featured EJS Model

**Wheeler's Delayed Choice Experiment Model**

This simulator implements the Wheeler's Delayed Choice Experiment in an ideal Interferometer of Mach-Zehnder type, as desccribed by John Archibald Wheeler and Wojciech Hubert Zurek, Editors in "Quantum Theory and Measurement" , Princeton Series in Physics, (1984).

The simulator shows the basic fundamental ideas of the Quantum Mechanics:

Wave-Particle nature of Photon

Probabilistic interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Superposition of Quantum States in Beam Splitting

Interference of states in One Photon experiments

The striking difference between Photons and Classical

particles, i.e. between Quantum Mechanics and Classical

Common Sense intuitions

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## Programming

Open Source Physics provides extensive resources for computational physics and physics simulations. Included are:

- An Eclipse environment for OSP
- OSP Source Code Libraries
- OSP best practices
- Documentation

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## Tools

OSP provides several general applications for physics teaching, student activities, and curriculum distribution. These are: