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Physlets Jar
written by Wolfgang Christian
The Physlets jar file contains forty (40) Java applets known as Physlets.  Applets are not stand-alone programs and must be embedded into html pages to be useful.   Physlet applets are small computational engines that are are designed to be scripted using JavaScipt.  See the Physlets and the Physlet Physics books for additional details.

The combined Physlets jar fixes problems when Physlets are run under Java 7 amd Java 8.  Please report any inconsistencies between the original Prentice Hall CD and this release to Wolfgang Christian (

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.4 of Java Applet Plug-in.
8 supplemental documents are available
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© 2011 Wolfgang Christian
Physlet applets may be used for non-profit, educational purposes without requesting permission. Physlet-based curricular material is copyrighted by the author or publisher.
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Metadata instance created February 16, 2011 by Wolfgang Christian
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February 13, 2015 by Wolfgang Christian

java Manifest error cont'd

Author: ss bb
Posted: October 29, 2015 at 7:09PM

The error is:
no main manifest attribute, in Physlets.jar
How can I fix this? I believe it has to do with the manifest file in the jar. What should i add to this file to make it work? Regards,

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java Manifest error

Author: ss bb
Posted: October 29, 2015 at 7:07PM

When I do
java -jar Physlets.jar
I am getting the following error:

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Christian, W. (2011). Physlets Jar [Computer software]. Retrieved September 20, 2017, from
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Christian, Wolfgang. Physlets Jar. Computer software. 2011. Java Applet Plug-in 1.4. 20 Sep. 2017 <>.
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