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VPython is a 3D programming language developed at Carnegie Mellon University that is useful for presenting visualizations of physical phenomena. VPython is free and open-source. It includes: the Python programming language, an enhanced version of the Idle interactive development environment, and "Visual", a Python module that offers real-time 3D output, and is easily usable by novice programmers.
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Intro Physics Book

Author: Cadie Boyung
Posted: September 29, 2009 at 1:20PM

I used this book for my intro physics courses and enjoyed the book at the time.  It is not the absolute best physics book, but for intro classes it has a lot of useful information and I have found it useful for a reference when I forget basic physics stuff

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