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Physlets Jar Documents

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Main Document

Physlets and Physlet Physics Jar 

written by Wolfgang Christian

The Physlets jar file contains forty (40) Java applets known as Physlets.  Applets are not stand-alone programs and must be embedded into html pages to be useful.   Physlet applets are small computational engines that are are designed to be scripted using JavaScipt.  See the Physlets and the Physlet Physics books for additional details.

The combined Physlets jar fixes problems when Physlets are run under Java 7 amd Java 8.  Please report any inconsistencies between the original Prentice Hall CD and this release to Wolfgang Christian (wochristian@davidson.edu).

Last Modified September 6, 2014

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Supplemental Documents (8)

Physlet Physics Exploration Worksheets 

Physlet Physics Explorations are tutorial in nature.  They provide some hints or suggest problem-solving strategies to students in working problems or understanding concepts.  Some Explorations ask students to make a prediction and then check their predictions, explaining any differences between predictions and observations.  Other Explorations ask students to change parameters and observe the effect, asking students to develop, for themselves, certain physics relationships (equations).  Typical uses of Explorations would be in group problem solving and homework or pre-laboratory assignments.  Explorations are also often useful as Just-In-Time Teaching exercises.  To aid in the assignment of the Explorations, Exploration Worksheets are included here and on the Physlet Physics CD.  The Worksheets by Thomas Colbert provide students with extra structure to aid in the completion of the Exploration and provide instructors with an easy way to assign Explorations.

Physlet Physics Exploration worksheets are copyrighted by Thomas M. Colbert.

Published January 1, 2004
Last Modified February 24, 2011

Restricted document Physlet Physics CD 
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The Physlet Physics CD Illustrations, Explorations, and Problems.

  • .zip file (6702 kb Compressed File)

The Physlet Physics CD is included with the Physlet Physics book authored by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni and published by Prentice-Hall, a division of Pearson Education.  Physlets (the applets) are a registered trademark and are owned by Wolfgang Christian. Physlets may be freely distributed for non-commercial use.

English Physlet Physics html pages on the Physlet Physics CD and in this zip file are copyrighted by Pearson Education but may be used on non-commercial educational websites provided that the Physelt-based html pages show this copyright.

Last Modified February 27, 2011

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Restricted document Physlet Physics Instructor Guide 
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Instructor Guide for the Physlet Physics book.

  • .pdf file (3093 kb Adobe PDF Document)

Last Modified November 8, 2011

Jacob 

Compiled Jacob applet.

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NTNU 

Supplemental applets written by Fu Kwun Hwang at the National Taiwan Normal University.

Last Modified August 27, 2014

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Millikan applet 

Millikan oil drop experiment applet written by Slavo Tuleja.

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Restricted document Physlet Jar with ComPADRE codebase 
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An experimental jar with the following Manifest properties:

Manifest-Version: 1.0
Application-Library-Allowable-Codebase: *
Application-Name: Physlets
Codebase: www.compadre.org www.opensourcephysics.org webphysics.davidson.edu 127.0.0.1
Caller-Allowable-Codebase: www.compadre.org www.opensourcephysics.org webphysics.davidson.edu 127.0.0.1

  • .jar file (1682 kb Java Archive File)

Last Modified August 27, 2014

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Restricted document Physlet Jar for school servers 
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Physlet jar with Codebase and  Caller-Allowable-Codebase properties for special servers.  Contact Wolfgang Christian for details.

  • .jar file (1682 kb Java Archive File)

Last Modified September 6, 2014

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