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JavaScript Physlets
written by Wolfgang Christian
Physlet have been converted from Java to JavaScript using the newly developed Physlet JavaScript library. This conversion of Physlets from Java to JavaScript allows Physlet-based curricular material to be functional on all platforms.

The original Physlets jar file contains forty (40) Java applets known as Physlets.  Unfortunately, all major browsers have removed support for the plugin that enabled Java applets on html pages, thereby breaking all web sites that utilize Physlets. Java-applet based material in the supplemental documents is for reference purposes only.

Physlets are not stand-alone programs and must be embedded into html pages to be useful.   Physlet are small computational engines that are are designed to be scripted using JavaScipt.  The the Physlets and the Physlet Physics books for additional details.

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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General Physics
- Collections
- Computational Physics
- Curriculum
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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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.
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created February 16, 2011 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
March 14, 2020 by Wolfgang Christian
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July 26, 2019

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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W. Christian, Computer Program JAVASCRIPT PHYSLETS (2011), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10710&DocID=2166).
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Christian, W. (2011). JavaScript Physlets [Computer software]. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10710&DocID=2166
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Christian, Wolfgang. "JavaScript Physlets." https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10710&DocID=2166 (accessed 21 May 2024).
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Christian, Wolfgang. JavaScript Physlets. Computer software. 2011. Java Applet Plug-in 1.4. 21 May 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10710&DocID=2166>.
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