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A Rigid Three-bar Pendulum

Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by E. Behringer

Programming Languages: Python

Binary Stars with Equivalent One Body Problem

Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by A. Titus

Programming Languages: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Falling Sphere with Air Resistance Proportional to $v^2$

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by K. Roos

Programming Languages: C/C++, Fortran, Glowscript, IPython/Jupyter Notebook, Mathematica, Octave*/MATLAB, Python, and Spreadsheet

Foucault Pendulum

Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by Andy Rundquist

Programming Languages: Mathematica

Harmonic and Anharmonic Oscillations of a Boat

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by E. Ayars

Programming Languages: Python, IPython/Jupyter Notebook, and Mathematica

Lagrangian dynamics

Beyond the First Year and Advanced Mechanics

Developed by Andy Rundquist

Programming Languages: Mathematica

Lunar Lander

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by A. Titus

Programming Languages: Glowscript

Plane Rigid Pendulum

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by K. Roos

Programming Languages: C/C++, Fortran, IPython/Jupyter Notebook, Mathematica, Octave*/MATLAB, Python, and Spreadsheet

Simple Hanging Harmonic Oscillator

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by K. Roos

Programming Languages: C/C++, Fortran, Glowscript, IPython/Jupyter Notebook, Mathematica, Octave*/MATLAB, Python, and Spreadsheet

Traveling to Mars

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by A. Titus

Programming Languages: Glowscript

Calculating the magnetic field with the Biot-Savart Law

Beyond the First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by J. D. McDonnell

Programming Languages: IPython/Jupyter Notebook and Fortran

Electric Dipole in an Uniform Field

First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by David Urminsky

Programming Languages: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Electric Field Due to a Uniformly Charged Ring

First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by A. Titus

Programming Languages: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Electric Field Due to a Uniformly Charged Rod

First Year and Beyond the First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by A. Titus

Programming Languages: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Equipotentials and Electric Field Lines: Collections of Point Charges and the Method of Images

First Year and Beyond the First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by J. D. McDonnell

Programming Languages: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Motion of a Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field

Beyond the First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by J. D. McDonnell

Programming Languages: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Solving systems of linear equations: resistor networks

First Year and Beyond the First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by E. Ayars

Programming Languages: Python and Mathematica

The Wien (E x B) Filter

First Year and Beyond the First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by E. Behringer

Programming Languages: Python

Laser Beam Profile

Beyond the First Year Waves & Optics

Developed by E. Behringer

Programming Languages: Python

Rainbows

First Year and Beyond the First Year Waves & Optics

Developed by E. Behringer

Programming Languages: Python

Shadows (Ray Optics)

First Year and Beyond the First Year Waves & Optics

Developed by E. Behringer

Programming Languages: Python

Heat flow -- Dynamics of a 1D rod

First Year and Beyond the First Year Thermal & Statistical Physics

Developed by L. Engelhardt

Programming Languages: IPython/Jupyter Notebook and Python

Ice thickness

Beyond the First Year Thermal & Statistical Physics

Developed by Andy Rundquist

Programming Languages: Mathematica

Relativistic Dynamics in 1D with a constant force

Beyond the First Year Modern Physics

Developed by Larry Engelhardt

Programming Languages: IPython/Jupyter Notebook and Python

Shooting method for solving 1D quantum potentials

Beyond the First Year Modern Physics and Quantum Mechanics

Developed by Andy Rundquist

Programming Languages: Mathematica

Monte Carlo error propagation

First Year Mathematical/Numerical Methods

Developed by Andy Runquist

Programming Languages: Mathematica and Python

Separation of Variables in Cartesian Coordinates

Beyond the First Year Electricity & Magnetism and Mathematical/Numerical Methods

Developed by J. D. McDonnell

Programming Languages: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Separation of Variables in Spherical Coordinates

Beyond the First Year Electricity & Magnetism and Mathematical/Numerical Methods

Developed by J. D. McDonnell----

Programming Languages: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Curve Fitting

Beyond the First Year Mathematical/Numerical Methods and Experimental Labs

Developed by E. Ayars

Programming Languages: Python

Lab Skills: Converting file formats

First Year and Beyond the First Year Experimental Labs

Developed by E. Ayars

Programming Languages: Python

Introduction to GlowScript and VPython

First Year Other

Developed by A. Titus

Programming Languages: Glowscript

Using Python in Introductory Physics

First Year Other

Developed by E. Ayars

Programming Languages: Python



Submitted Exercise Sets

The following Exercise Sets have been submitted for peer review, but they have not yet been accepted for publication in the PICUP collection.

Bellicose Birds (similar to Angry Birds)

High School and First Year Mechanics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Languages: Javascript

Ready for Review

Bellicose Birds with Energy

High School and First Year Mechanics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Languages: Javascript

Ready for Review

Center of Mass for Point Particles

First Year Mechanics

Developed by Deva O'Neil

Programming Languages: Glowscript

Ready for Review

Discovery of the Euler Algorithm for Modeling Dynamics

First Year Mechanics

Developed by W. Freeman

Programming Languages: Glowscript

Ready for Review

Introduction to Projectile Motion: Target Practice

First Year Mechanics

Developed by Sean Bartz

Programming Languages: Glowscript

Ready for Review

Lunar descent game (similar to Lunar Lander)

High School and First Year Mechanics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Languages: Javascript

Ready for Review

Planetoids game (similar to asteroids)

High School and First Year Mechanics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Languages: Javascript

Ready for Review

Planetoids with Momentum!

High School and First Year Mechanics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Languages: Javascript

Ready for Review

Planetoids with Torque!

High School and First Year Mechanics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Languages: Javascript

Ready for Review

Planetoids with a Spring!

High School and First Year Mechanics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Languages: Javascript

Ready for Review

What physics needs to be including in modeling a home run?

First Year Mechanics

Developed by Fred Salsbury

Programming Languages: Spreadsheet

Ready for Review

Charges in a conductor and Gauss's Law

First Year and Beyond the First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by Larry Engelhardt

Programming Languages: Glowscript

Ready for Review

Charging/Discharging RC circuits

High School and First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Languages: Javascript

Ready for Review

Magnetic deflection (a.k.a. Magnetic Spectrometer)

High School and First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Languages: Javascript

Ready for Review

Particle Accelerator!

High School and First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Languages: Javascript

Ready for Review

Repulsion between two point charges (with application to fusion!)

High School and First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Languages: Javascript

Ready for Review

Wave Interference (with sound!)

First Year Waves & Optics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Languages: Javascript

Ready for Review

Boltzmann distribution, the statistical way

First Year and Beyond the First Year Thermal & Statistical Physics

Developed by Jay Wang

Programming Languages: Python and IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Ready for Review

Microcanonical Ensemble

Beyond the First Year and Advanced Thermal & Statistical Physics

Developed by Shafat Mubin

Programming Languages: Python

Ready for Review

1D Quantum Mechanics Problems

Beyond the First Year Modern Physics and Quantum Mechanics

Developed by M. Lopez del Puerto

Programming Languages: Octave*/MATLAB and IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Ready for Review

Density measurement and Propagation of Error

First Year Experimental Labs

Developed by Hai Nguyen

Programming Languages: Spreadsheet and Python

Ready for Review

Projectile Motion: Experiment and Computational Model

First Year Mechanics and Experimental Labs

Developed by Todd Zimmerman

Programming Languages: IPython/Jupyter Notebook and Sage Worksheet

Ready for Review

Lattice Elasticity, the Vibrating String, and Nonlinearity

Beyond the First Year and Advanced Waves & Optics, Mathematical/Numerical Methods, and Other

Developed by W. Freeman

Programming Languages: C/C++

Ready for Review