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These simulations from the University of Colorado will enable anyone to learn physics by messing around on your computer screen. For instance, in electric circuits, you will hook up the circuit elements and see what happens. Try it!!

Please note that this resource requires Java, or Flash.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- AC Circuits
General Physics
- Collections
- Curriculum
- General
- Physics Education Research
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Best practice
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Reference Material
= Research study
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
- application/flash
- image/jpeg
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This resource was featured by the PSRC collection from July 3, 2008 until August 3, 2008. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2004 The PhET Project
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Keywords: PHET, Phet, physics simulations
Record Creator: Metadata instance created November 11, 2004 by Ed Lee
Record Updated: Aug 18, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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October 12, 2004
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