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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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© 2005 Andrew Duffy
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Metadata instance created December 19, 2004 by Brady Longenbaugh
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(2005), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/).
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First Semester Introductory Physics Simulations (2005), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/>.
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First Semester Introductory Physics Simulations. (2005, December 8). Retrieved July 30, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/
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. First Semester Introductory Physics Simulations. December 8, 2005. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/ (accessed 30 July 2014).
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First Semester Introductory Physics Simulations. 2005. 8 Dec. 2005. 30 July 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/>.
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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.

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Contains Boston University Physics Applets: Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion

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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.

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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.

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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.

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