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Astronomy Education, Fundamentals, Galaxies, Stars, The Sun

Education Foundations


Electricity & Magnetism

AC Circuits, Electric Fields and Potential, Electromagnetic Induction, Electromagnetic Radiation, General, Magnetic Fields and Forces

General Physics

Collections, Computational Physics, Curriculum, Equipment, General, Physics Education Research

Modern Physics

Atomic Physics, Biophysics, Chaos & Non-linear Dynamics, Condensed Matter, General, Medical Physics, Nanoscience, Nuclear Physics

Oscillations & Waves

General, Oscillations, Wave Motion

Quantum Physics

Approximation Techniques, Bound State Systems, General, Multi-particle Systems, Probability, Waves, and Interference, Quantum Experiments, Scattering and Continuum State Systems, Spin and Finite Dimensional Systems, Symmetries in Quantum Mechanics

Thermo & Stat Mech

First Law, General, Kinetics and Dynamics, Models, Probability, Thermal Properties of Matter

  Classical Mechanics

Applications of Newton's Laws, General, Gravity, Linear Momentum, Motion in One Dimension, Motion in Two Dimensions, Newton's Second Law, Newton's Third Law, Relative Motion, Rotational Dynamics, Work and Energy

Education Practices

Active Learning, Curriculum Development, Informal Education, Instructional Material Design, Pedagogy, School Improvement, Teacher Preparation, Technology

Fluid Mechanics

Dynamics of Fluids, General, Statics of Fluids

Mathematical Tools

Algebra, Calculus, Complex Variables, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra and Tensors, Non-linear Equations, Numerical Analysis, Probability, Series and Functions, Statistics, Trig and Pre-cal


Color, Diffraction, General, Geometrical Optics, Interference, Photometry

Other Sciences

Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, None


General Relativity, Miscellaneous

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The UCOMP mission is to improve and update physics education through computational physics. Computers play an essential and vital role in physics research. They can---and should---play the same role in physics education. The collection's primary target, but not exclusive, audience is undergraduate physics faculty. The collection will also have value to faculty and students at high schools and graduate schools. The collection will provide lessons, code, executable files, animations, tutorials, and facilities for faculty support (e.g. community building, electronic collaborations, etc.).