## Featured Resource Archive - Page 3

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Sketching the History of Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
- Feb 25, 2008
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This site gives a detailed timeline of the development

of thermal physics and statistical mechanics from

the ancient Greeks up to the present day. The

user will recognize a lot of names that they may

not normally associate with thermal physics (e. g.

Fourier)

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This Quantum World
- Jan 23, 2008
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This site is an overview of quantum physics, with an emphasis on some of the controversies associated with quantum theory. The site approaches the subject both from a conceptual/philosophical perspective as well as a mathematical one.

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The Light Cone: an illuminating introduction to relativity
- Nov 19, 2007
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This site provides a good introduction to relativity, both special and general. It starts from historical relativity and continues to current understanding, presented at an introductory level.

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Archimedes Death Ray: Idea Feasibility Testing
- Oct 18, 2007
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This site gives details of the MIT effort to validate the idea of Archimedes' "death ray". This idea was further explored on an episode of "MythBusters".

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Flow Visualization
- Sep 18, 2007
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This site gives the results of a collaborative course between engineers and artists. The pictures are pretty cool.

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Benjamin Franklin and Electrostatics
- Aug 20, 2007
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This site provides a discussion of Franklin's work in electrostatics, with details of how to reproduce his work. Some of the experiments might be good demonstrations for outreach activities.

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Lunar Lander
- Jun 18, 2007
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This simulation is the classic lunar lander game, but it also contains a lot of discussion of Newtonian mechanics.

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Open Source Physics: Quantum Mechanics
- May 18, 2007
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This site has lots of interesting Java applets to explore Quantum Mechanics. The level of these applets is appropriate for intermediate or advanced undergraduate students.

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Relativity on the World Wide Web
- Apr 18, 2007
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This site has links to relativity descriptions at a

conceptual level. There are also links to more

mathematical descriptions.

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Physics of Rainbows
- Mar 19, 2007
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This site is a discussion forum focusing on rainbows. If you have ever wondered how rainbows work, and don't quite follow the discussions in textbooks, this is the place to go.

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