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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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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