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1D Elastic Momentum Coding Activity

High School Mechanics

Developed by William N. Rosenmund

Orbital Motion

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by Kelly Roos

Available Implementations: MATLAB and Spreadsheet

Verify Centripetal Force by Spring and Radial Drag

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by Ken Mellendorf

Available Implementation: Spreadsheet

hanging mass pulling a cart

High School and First Year Mechanics

Developed by Ken Mellendorf

Available Implementation: Spreadsheet

Electromagnetic Waves in 1D

Beyond the First Year and Advanced Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by Jordan McDonnell

Available Implementation: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Introduction To Electric Fields

First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by Josh Fuchs

Available Implementation: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Introductory E&M Computational Modeling Activities

First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by Todd Zimmerman

RC circuit with DC power

First Year Electricity & Magnetism

Developed by Ken Mellendorf

Available Implementation: Spreadsheet

Fermi-Dirac Distribution

Advanced Thermal & Statistical Physics

Developed by Marie Lopez del Puerto

Available Implementation: MATLAB

Microstates, Multiplicities, and Probabilities for Simple Systems (Coin Flipping & Einstein Solids)

Beyond the First Year Thermal & Statistical Physics

Developed by Larry Engelhardt

Available Implementation: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Radioactivity Simulation

Beyond the First Year Modern Physics and Nuclear Physics

Developed by Deva O'Neil

Available Implementations: Mathematica and Glowscript

COVID-19 Epidemiological Modeling

First Year and Beyond the First Year Biophysics

Developed by Robert Hilborn

Available Implementations: IPython/Jupyter Notebook and Mathematica

1D Quantum Dynamics Assignment

Beyond the First Year Quantum Mechanics

Developed by Larry Engelhardt

Available Implementation: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Building a wave packet

Beyond the First Year Electricity & Magnetism, Waves & Optics, Modern Physics, and Quantum Mechanics

Developed by M.P. Kuchera

Available Implementation: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Analysis of Numeric Integration Methods

Beyond the First Year Mathematical/Numerical Methods

Developed by Walter Freeman

Investigating code efficiency

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mathematical/Numerical Methods

Developed by Michelle Kuchera

Available Implementation: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Notes on Euler and RK2 solvers

Beyond the First Year Mechanics and Mathematical/Numerical Methods

Developed by Walter Freeman

Rydberg formula

First Year and Beyond the First Year Electricity & Magnetism, Modern Physics, and Mathematical/Numerical Methods

Developed by M.P. Kuchera

Available Implementations: IPython/Jupyter Notebook and Python

Collection of Freshman Physics Labs

High School and First Year Mechanics and Experimental Labs

Developed by Sarah Phan-Budd

Available Implementation: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Computation in the Introductory Physics Lab: An example

First Year Experimental Labs

Developed by Jennifer & Ignacio Birriel

Available Implementation: Spreadsheet

Horsepower Computational Laboratory Exercise

First Year Mechanics and Experimental Labs

Developed by Jennifer Birriel and Kevin Adkins

Available Implementation: Spreadsheet

RC Circuits Computational Laboratory Exercise

First Year Electricity & Magnetism and Experimental Labs

Developed by Kevin Adkins

Available Implementation: Spreadsheet

NASA Low Resolution OMNI dataset

First Year and Beyond the First Year Astronomy/Astrophysics

Developed by M.P. Kuchera

Available Implementation: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

The Kepler Problem, part 1

Beyond the First Year Mechanics and Astronomy/Astrophysics

Developed by Walter Freeman

Three-body problem for Sun, Earth and Jupiter

Advanced Mechanics and Astronomy/Astrophysics

Developed by David Nolte

Available Implementation: MATLAB

A Guerrilla Guide to Linux

First Year Other

Developed by Walter Freeman

Computational physics exercises and projects

Beyond the First Year Mathematical/Numerical Methods and Other

Developed by Jay Wang

Introduction to Jupyter Notebooks and Python

First Year Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Mathematical/Numerical Methods, and Other

Developed by M.P. Kuchera

Available Implementation: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Introductory Python Tutorials in Jupyter

High School, First Year, and Beyond the First Year Other

Developed by Josh Samani

Available Implementation: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Non Linear Curve Fitting

Beyond the First Year Experimental Labs and Other

Developed by Deepshikha Shukla

Available Implementations: IPython/Jupyter Notebook and Spreadsheet

Radiometric Dating Using VPython and Glowscript

Beyond the First Year Modern Physics, Nuclear Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, and Other

Developed by Michele M. Montgomery

Available Implementation: Glowscript

The Fibonacci Sequence

First Year Mathematical/Numerical Methods and Other

Developed by M.P. Kuchera

Available Implementation: IPython/Jupyter Notebook