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The Physics Source is a collection of resources for introductory college level physics courses. It includes curriculum, curriculum support material, reference material, and pedagogical and physics education research inspired content.

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The Physics of Road Runner
This resource provides clips from Warner Brothers Road Runner and Coyote cartoons. Suggestions for use are included next to each clip. A Microsoft PowerPoint presentation based on the clips is also provided.
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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: ActivPhysics Online
Online interactive tutorials for introductory physics, from Newtonian Mechanics and E&M through relativity and quantum physics.
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July 31th History

1971: The first men to ride in a vehicle on the moon did so in the (LRV) or lunar rover vehichle. The LRV carried Apollo 15 astronauts, David R. Scott and James B. Irwin, for five miles on the lunar surface.
Source: Netscape's this Day in History; submitted by Marie Childs.