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The VPython materials originally developed for the introductory physics curriculum Matter and Interactions (Chabay & Sherwood, John Wiley & Sons, 2011) are out of date. They have been replaced by content available at:

For a large number of phyiscs programs written in VPython see

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Series Name:  Matter and Interactions
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Outdated VPython materials

Author: Bruce Sherwood
Posted: April 5, 2023 at 11:02PM
Source: The PSRC collection

We have been dilatory in requesting removal of the very old outdated VPython materials at

We rarely get requests for the password on those old materials, but it does happen. Perhaps the old materials could be replaced with this advice: see and

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