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Astronomy and Physics Simulations for Computers and Tablets

AAPT Event
Jan 03, 2015 - Jan 06, 2015 in San Diego, CA

Leaders: Mario Belloni, Todd Timberlake, and Michael Gallis

The Easy Java/JavaScript Simulation (EjsS) Tool enables students and teachers to create Java simulations by providing simplified tools that lower the barriers involved in Java programming. Over 600 EjsS astronomy and physics simulations are freely available on the Open Source Physics (OSP) site (http://www.compadre.org/OSP/). Recently, the EjsS desktop tool has expanded to include the creation of JavaScript simulations that run on both computers and tablets. This workshop begins with exploring the OSP ComPADRE site to find and run JavaScript simulations. Participants will then receive a free EjsS Reader for tablets that automatically connects to ComPADRE and downloads these JavaScript simulations. We will also introduce the EjsS tool (freely available on ComPADRE) and lead participants through creating JavaScript simulations. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops to install and run the EJS desktop tool and tablets to install the Reader.


OSP Projects:
Open Source Physics - EJS Modeling
Physlet Physics
Physlet Quantum Physics
STP Book