the Boston University Physics Department
This web page features a collection of Easy Java Simulations developed by secondary teachers for use in introductory high school physics courses. Topics include astronomy, momentum and collision, projectile motion, Gauss's Law and electric field, special relativity, and more. Each simulation is accompanied by a standards-based lesson plan and printable student guides. Users may run the simulations as a Java applet or may directly download a jar file version.
The materials in this collection were created with Easy Java Simulations (EJS), a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations. To modify or customize the model, See Related Materials for detailed instructions on installing and running the EJS Modeling and Authoring Tool.
This resource is part of Project ITOP (Improving the Teaching of Physics), a graduate program offered at University of Massachusetts-Boston. The archived computer models are hosted and maintained as part of the BU Physics Simulation collection.
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Duffy, A. (Ed.). (2010, April 30). EJS Simulations by High School Physics Teachers. Retrieved May 23, 2015, from Boston University Physics Department: http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/NS548_simulations/ITOP_EJS.html
Duffy, Andrew, ed. EJS Simulations by High School Physics Teachers. Boston: Boston University Physics Department, April 30, 2010. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/NS548_simulations/ITOP_EJS.html (accessed 23 May 2015).
Duffy, Andrew, ed. EJS Simulations by High School Physics Teachers. Boston: Boston University Physics Department, 2010. 30 Apr. 2010. 23 May 2015 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/NS548_simulations/ITOP_EJS.html>.
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