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This interactive java application gives students a virtual circuit simulator for building dc circuits. Wires, batteries, resistors, light bulbs, and switches are available to be added to the circuit, along with common "real world" objects. Parameters, such as resistance and voltage, can be modified as desired. Meters are available for measuring voltages and currents. Circuit elements can be arranged in any geometry desired by the user; circuit elements are not required to connect to a grid. The circuits can be viewed using either images of the objects or using schematic symbols. This is part of a large collection of simulations freely available from the Physics Education Technology group at the University of Colorado.
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