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SPS Jobs
The Wormhole  
Physics Applets, Software Simulations & Games [an error occurred while processing this directive]
  • Physion 2-D Physics Simulation Software: Create various physical objects (circles, polygons, gears, etc.) and joints (eg. springs, pulleys etc.) that obey the laws of Physics. Experiment by creating various scenes/scenarios which can be either simple physics experiments or complex structures/mechanisms.
  • Roller Coaster Simulator: This simulator is designed for students who want to design their own thrilling coaster and educators who want to use a cool activity to simulate the application of physics by using an exciting interactive tool and access to a wonderful reference source.
  • Transistorized Interactive: This award-winning site features two interactive games related to the development of transitors. The object of the Periodic Puzzle is to line up tiles to match a section of the periodic table of the elements. The Wafer Maker is a fast-paced game where you are growing silicon crystals to make transistors!
  • Physics of Pole Vaulting: Using very simple physics principles (see below), this program lets you estimate how high you could theoretically vault based on how tall you are and how fast you can run, assuming you had the proper training and optimal efficiency.
  • Mandelbrot Set Applet: A comprehensive review of the Mandelbrot Set, including a a Java applet that allows you to create your own Mandelbrot pictures. Hosted by the University of Utah.
  • Physlets: Physlets—“Physics applets”—are small, flexible Java applets that can be used in a wide variety of WWW applications.
  • Build a Solar System: Make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the REAL definition of "space." Hosted by the Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA.
  • Geometry Applet: The Geometry Applet is used to illustrate the figures in the Elements. With the help of this applet, you can manipulate the figures by dragging points.
  • The Pendulum Lab: A virtual laboratory where you can do hands-on experiments at rigid pendula. Together with the material presented in the lecture room, you can learn basic issues like harmonic oscillator and resonance but also advanced topics like parametric resonance, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos.



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