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published by the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
Choose from a number of online resources in various fields of science hosted by the City of Sciences and Industry Museum in Paris (and offered in English). Don't miss the "Floys," the computer-generated swarming life form.
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General Physics
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- High School
- Informal Education
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= Interactive Simulation
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2003 Illustrations EyeWire, Inc
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Keywords: games, interactive tutorials, virtual experiments
Record Creator: Metadata Instance Creation Date November 21, 2003 by Kyle Whipple
Record Updated: Feb 03, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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Web Cite (Editor: Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie)
Date: 08/20/2004

Web cité is the site of the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie. The physics section has outstanding simulations, including:

Coupled Pendulums: Two pendulums are connected by a spring, with position vs. time plotted for each one. The tension and compression of the spring enables the user to visualize the applied and reaction force.

The Archimedes simulation: The user lowers a rectangular object into a liquid and "measures" the buoyant force and the effective weight. The user can specify the object dimensions and the densities of the object and the liquid.

Generator and Motor: These show current, voltage, magnetic field, and force.

Also on Web cite is "The Floys," a simulation of swarming life forms. The user can control, among other things, the number of neighbors each life form interacts with and the "Free Will Factor." It's a visual delight.

Another section of this site, "Science Actualities," presents reports on current research.

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(Cité des Sciences , Paris, 2003), WWW Document, (http://www.cite-sciences.fr/english/web_cite_fs.htm).
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At the Cité: Discover, experiment, play, tinker, (Cité des Sciences , Paris, 2003), <http://www.cite-sciences.fr/english/web_cite_fs.htm>.
APA Format
At the Cité: Discover, experiment, play, tinker. (2003). Retrieved October 25, 2014, from Cité des Sciences : http://www.cite-sciences.fr/english/web_cite_fs.htm
Chicago Format
Cité des Sciences . At the Cité: Discover, experiment, play, tinker. Paris: Cité des Sciences , 2003. http://www.cite-sciences.fr/english/web_cite_fs.htm (accessed 25 October 2014).
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At the Cité: Discover, experiment, play, tinker. Paris: Cité des Sciences , 2003. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.cite-sciences.fr/english/web_cite_fs.htm>.
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