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31 Exercise Sets

Mechanics
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A Rigid Three-bar Pendulum

Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by E. Behringer

Programming Language: Python

Binary Stars with Equivalent One Body Problem

Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by A. Titus

Programming Language: IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Center of Mass for Point Particles

First Year Mechanics

Developed by Deva O'Neil

Programming Language: Glowscript

Falling Sphere with Air Resistance Proportional to $v^2$

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by K. Roos

Programming Languages: C/C++, Fortran, Glowscript, IPython/Jupyter Notebook, Mathematica, Octave*/MATLAB, Python, and Spreadsheet

Foucault Pendulum

Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by Andy Rundquist

Programming Language: Mathematica

Harmonic and Anharmonic Oscillations of a Boat

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by E. Ayars

Programming Languages: Python, Easy Java Simulations, IPython/Jupyter Notebook, and Mathematica

Lagrangian dynamics

Beyond the First Year and Advanced Mechanics

Developed by Andy Rundquist

Programming Language: Mathematica

Lunar Lander

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by A. Titus

Programming Languages: Glowscript and Easy Java Simulations

Plane Rigid Pendulum

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by K. Roos

Programming Languages: C/C++, Easy Java Simulations, Fortran, IPython/Jupyter Notebook, Mathematica, Octave*/MATLAB, Python, and Spreadsheet

Simple Hanging Harmonic Oscillator

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by K. Roos

Programming Languages: C/C++, Easy Java Simulations, Fortran, Glowscript, IPython/Jupyter Notebook, Mathematica, Octave*/MATLAB, Python, and Spreadsheet

Traveling to Mars

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by A. Titus

Programming Languages: Glowscript and Easy Java Simulations

Projectile Motion: Experiment and Computational Model

First Year Mechanics and Experimental Labs

Developed by Todd Zimmerman

Programming Languages: Glowscript, IPython/Jupyter Notebook, Sage Worksheet, and Easy Java Simulations

Binary Orbit Inspirals Due to Gravitational Radiation

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics and Astronomy/Astrophysics

Developed by Robert Hilborn

Programming Languages: Glowscript and Mathematica



Submitted exercise sets

The following exercise sets have been submitted for peer review, but they have not yet been accepted for publication in the PICUP collection.

Bellicose Birds with Energy

High School and First Year Mechanics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Language: Javascript

Ready for Review

Damped and Driven Harmonic Oscillator

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by Sarah Phan-Budd

Programming Languages: C/C++, IPython/Jupyter Notebook, and Java

Ready for Review

Lunar descent game (similar to Lunar Lander)

High School and First Year Mechanics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Language: Javascript

Ready for Review

Pascal’s Law and the Origin of Buoyancy

First Year Mechanics

Developed by Deva O'Neil

Programming Language: Glowscript

Ready for Review

Planetoids game (similar to asteroids)

High School and First Year Mechanics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Language: Javascript

Ready for Review

Planetoids with Momentum!

High School and First Year Mechanics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Language: Javascript

Ready for Review

Planetoids with Torque!

High School and First Year Mechanics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Language: Javascript

Ready for Review

Planetoids with a Spring!

High School and First Year Mechanics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Language: Javascript

Ready for Review

What physics needs to be including in modeling a home run?

First Year Mechanics

Developed by Fred Salsbury

Programming Language: Spreadsheet

Ready for Review

Introduction to Fourier Series

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics, Waves & Optics, and Mathematical/Numerical Methods

Developed by B. D. DePaola

Programming Languages: Python and IPython/Jupyter Notebook

Ready for Review

Projectile motion with air resistance

Beyond the First Year Mechanics and Mathematical/Numerical Methods

Developed by David Jackson

Programming Language: Python

Ready for Review

Finding the Earth-Sun Lagrange Points

Beyond the First Year and Advanced Mechanics, Mathematical/Numerical Methods, and Astronomy/Astrophysics

Developed by Nicholas Nelson

Programming Language: Python

Ready for Review

Gravitational Waves from Binary Orbits

First Year and Beyond the First Year Mechanics and Astronomy/Astrophysics

Developed by Robert Hilborn

Programming Languages: Glowscript and Mathematica

Ready for Review

Energy and Phase Space of a Damped Oscillator

Beyond the First Year Mechanics

Developed by Deva O'Neil

Programming Languages: Glowscript, IPython/Jupyter Notebook, and Mathematica

Ready for Review

Introduction to Numerical Calculations

First Year Mechanics

Developed by Rhett Allain

Programming Languages: VPython and Python

Ready for Review

Move the Blob!

High School Mechanics

Developed by Chris Orban

Programming Language: Javascript

Ready for Review

Study of rectilinear motion with a smartphone: Elevators and Slides

First Year Mechanics and Experimental Labs

Developed by R.D. Crespo, A. García-Fuente, M. R. Sierra and M. Vélez

Programming Languages: Python and Octave*/MATLAB

Ready for Review

Accelerate the blob!

High School Mechanics

Developed by Prof. Chris Orban

Specialized Programming Language: Javascript

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