published by Andrew Duffy
This web site contains a wide range of illustrations of basic physics concepts and problems using Java applet (Physlet) illustrations. The collection includes the standard topics covered in a beginning physics course such as: motion and kinematics, forces and energy, wave motion, and thermodynamics. Each applet has a very brief text presentation on the concept or problem being considered.
Please note that this resource requires Java.
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First Semester Introductory Physics Simulations:
Contains Boston University Physics Applets: Simple Harmonic Motion Graphs
This is an interactive Java simulation that illustrates simple harmonic motion graphed as a function of position, velocity, and acceleration.relation by Bruce Mason
Contains Boston University Physics Applets: Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion
This is an interactive Java simulation that illustrates the relationship between SHM and uniform circular motion.relation by Bruce Mason
Contains Boston University Physics Applets: A Simple Pendulum
This is an animation of a simple pendulum. As the pendulum swings, bar graphs display changes in potential and kinetic energy.relation by Bruce Mason
Contains Boston University Physics Applets: Pendulum at Small and Large Amplitudes
This interactive Java simulation depicts a pendulum undergoing two amplitudes of oscillation: 20 degrees and 135 degrees. It illustrates the simple harmonic motion produced by small amplitudes, compared with the non-sinusoidal nature of large amplitudes.relation by Bruce Mason
Contains Boston University Physics Applets: Dissecting the SHM Equation
This is an animation displaying two spring oscillators. Users can view graphs of their motion from three views: different amplitudes, different frequencies, and different phases.relation by Bruce Mason
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