Featured Resource Archive

The Physics of Rotation ` - Oct 4, 2010

A fairly extensive site, with both articles and animations, on rotation, and the effect of being in a rotating reference frame.

The Aurora Page ` - Aug 25, 2010

A page that discusses auroras has tutorials, and will notify you of times when auroras are likely to appear.  There has been recent solar activity leading to predictions of auroral activity.

Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Thermodynamic Simulations ` - Jun 23, 2010

These are some good simulations to help understand various aspects of thermodynamics/statistical physics.

Light and Waves ` - Mar 18, 2010

An interesting site for student struggling with the idea of matter waves.

Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity ` - Jan 20, 2010

For folks interested in the history of science, this is an excellent resource about a primary player in the science of radioactivity.

Acoustics and Vibration Animations ` - Nov 16, 2009

This site has lots of interesting information on oscillations, waves and acoustics.

Laser Adventure ` - Oct 14, 2009

With the 50th anniversary of the laser approaching, this is a good site to get acquainted with the details of how lasers work.

Physics in Action: Granular Materials ` - Sep 14, 2009

This article is a nice introduction to the physics of granular materials, with references.

Investigations on the Theory of the Brownian Movement ` - Aug 12, 2009

This is Einstein's original paper on Brownian motion, translated from its original German.  A good way to start the academic year!

Splung.com: Capacitors ` - Jun 8, 2009

This page provides a good introduction to capacitors at the freshman-sophomore level.  It's also a good refresher if you haven't thought about them for a while.

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