the Physics Education Technology Project
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This Java simulation allows users to explore resistance in a simple circuit. Variables such as resistance and voltage can be adjusted to see the effect on the amp and power output (represented by heat) of the circuit. Also included are instructional materials developed by the PhET project team specifically for use with this simulation.
This item is part of a larger collection of materials developed and maintained by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET) based on principles of physics education research.
Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.5 of
Java Applet Plug-in.
Editor's Note:This simulation is simple enough for introduction at the middle school level, and would also serve as a good refresher for high school physics courses.
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