APS Excellence in Physics Education Award
November 2019

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Science SPORE Prize
November 2011

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The Open Source Physics Project is supported by NSF DUE-0442581.

Browse Javascript Models by Subject


Astronomy Education, Cosmic Time and Distance, Exoplanets, Fundamentals, Historical Astronomy, Solar System, Space Exploration, Stars, The Sun

Education Foundations


Electricity & Magnetism

General, Electrostatics, Electric Fields and Potential, Capacitance, DC Circuits, Magnetic Materials, Magnetic Fields and Forces, Electromagnetic Induction, AC Circuits, Electromagnetic Radiation

General Physics

Collections, Computational Physics, Equipment, General, Measurement/Units

Modern Physics

Atomic Physics, Biophysics, Chaos & Non-linear Dynamics, Condensed Matter, General, Medical Physics, Nuclear Physics

Oscillations & Waves

Acoustics, General, Instruments, Oscillations, Resonance, Sound Reproduction, Wave Motion

Quantum Physics

General, Probability, Waves, and Interference, Bound State Systems, Scattering and Unbound Systems, Quantization, Quantum Experiments

Thermo & Stat Mech

General, Thermal Properties of Matter, First Law, Second and Third Law, Probability, Ensembles, Models, Kinetic and Diffusive Processes, Statistical Physics

  Classical Mechanics

General, Motion in One Dimension, Motion in Two Dimensions, Relative Motion, Newton's First Law, Newton's Second Law, Newton's Third Law, Applications of Newton's Laws, Gravity, Work and Energy, Linear Momentum, Rotational Dynamics

Education Practices

Active Learning, Instructional Material Design, Teacher Preparation, Technology

Fluid Mechanics

Dynamics of Fluids, General, Statics of Fluids

Mathematical Tools

Algebra, Vector Algebra, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra and Tensors, Series and Functions, Probability, Statistics


Diffraction, General, Geometrical Optics, Interference, Polarization, The Eye

Other Sciences

Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Meteorology


Galilean Relativity, Special Relativity, General Relativity, Reference Frames, Spacetime Fundamentals, Mathematics

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