Featured Curriculum Package Archive
Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool - Nov 25, 2011
Tracker Version 4.61 now supports a direct connection to Tracker-based models in the OSP catalog using a DL Browser. Click on the DL Browser button and download Tracker models directly to your computer.
Journal Article Models - Dec 16, 2010
The September 2010 issues of AJP and TPT began a one-year experiment to augment articles with computer simulations from the Open Source Physics Collection. This shared file folder contains these EJS models.
Introductory Astronomy Models - Mar 20, 2010
A shared file folder of Astronomy models designed for a college-level introductory astronomy course. This shared folder contains over 50 EJS models and is broken up into three parts: naked-eye astronomy, classical astronomy (optics and orbits), and modern astronomy.
Statistical and Thermal Physics - Mar 3, 2010
Text and simulations for Statistical and Thermal Physics by H. Gould and J. Tobochnik, a text for upper-level undergraduate physics majors.
The Easy Java Simulations adaptation of an An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, and Wolfgang Christian teaches physics modeling by example. We have chosen EJS for this edition of our book because its dynamic and highly interactive user interface greatly reduces the amount of programming required to implement an idea.
Copernican Revolution - Feb 24, 2010
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.
Phase Matters Package - Jul 6, 2008
The Phase Matters package is a self-contained file for the teaching of phase and time evolution in quantum mechanics. The material focuses on when and how, for arbitrary quantum-mechanical states, the phase of the wave function matters.
Spins Package - Jul 6, 2008
The Spins package is a self-contained file for the teaching of measurement and time evolution of spin-1/2 systems in quantum mechanics. The material focuses on single and multiple measurements of different ensembles of identically prepared spin-1/2 particles.
Modeling Physics with Easy Java Simulations: TPT Package - May 30, 2008
This Java archive contains a collection of simple Easy Java Simulations (EJS) programs for the teaching of computer-based modeling. The materials and text of this resource appeared in an article of the same name in The Physics Teacher.