Physics
Pertains to the mathematical and scientific study of matter. Specializations are nuclear and particle physics, theoretical physics, mathematical physics, experimental high energy physics. In recent years research in biophysics, biocomplexity, neutrinos, and materials supporting the low energy neutron source have emerged.
The CERN Document Server over half of the documents written since CERN was created in 1954 are available here.
The Physics collection includes books, journals, and reference materials supporting the research and teaching needs of the faculty. The collection has depth in the areas of nuclear and particle physics, theoretical physics, mathematical physics, experimental high energy physics, and in recent years biophysics, biocomplexity, neutrinos, and materials supporting the low energy neutron source.
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Physics Internet Resources from the American Physical Society
Periodic Table of Elements (Los Alamos, updated 10/17/12)
Physics Departments Worldwide
PHYSICS CENTRAL Learn how your world works. Award winning American Physical Society site, chosen as one of the winners of the coveted Sci/Tech Web Awards for 2003 by the editors of Scientific American.com.
Physics Models / Demonstrations
Acoustics
Loaded String Applet | |
Rectangular Membrane Waves Applet | |
Circular Membrane Waves Applet | |
Bar Waves Applet | |
Box Modes Applet | |
Acoustic Interference Applet |
Signal Processing
Fourier Series Applet | |
Digital Filters |
Electricity and Magnetism: Statics
2-D Electrostatics Applet | |
2-D Electrostatic Fields Applet | |
3-D Electrostatic Fields Applet | |
3-D Magnetostatic Fields Applet |
Electrodynamics
2-D Electrodynamics Applet (TE) | |
2-D Electrodynamics Applet (TM) | |
Analog Circuit Simulator Applet | |
Cavity Modes Applet | |
Waveguide Modes Applet | |
Antenna Applet | |
Fresnel Diffraction Applet |
Quantum Mechanics
Hydrogen Atom Applet | |
Molecular Orbitals Applet | |
1-D Quantum Mechanics Applet | |
1-D Quantum Crystal Applet | |
1-D Quantum Transitions Applet | |
Atomic Dipole Transitions Applet | |
2-D Rectangular Square Well Applet | |
2-D Circular Square Well Applet | |
2-D Quantum Harmonic Oscillator Applet | |
Quantum Rigid Rotator Applet | |
3-D Quantum Harmonic Oscillator Applet |
Linear Algebra
Dot Product Applet | |
Matrix Applet |
Vector Calculus
2-D Vector Fields Applet | |
3-D Vector Fields Applet |
Thermodynamics
Gas Molecules Simulation Applet | |
Thermal Camera Pictures |
Miscellaneous
A Sense of Scale | |
Ordinary Differential Equations Applet | |
Euler's Equation Applet |
From - http://webphysics.davidson.edu/Applets/Applets.html - Physlets
Physics – these do not appear to have adjustable variables
- Cathode Ray
- Damped SHO
- Diatomic Molecule
- Driven SHO
- Forces
- Gauge particle
- Hooke's :Law
- Inertia
- Paddle Toy
- Two Pendula
- Pendulum Phase Space
- Popper Toy
- Quark Model
- Sliding Pendulum
Even more – from – http://physics.uwstout.edu/physapplets/ - these do not appear to have adjustable variables either
Mechanics
Vectors
Resultant of Forces, Rotating Vectors and Cones(3D)
Motion in Two Dimensions
Projectile Motion, Inclined Plane, Magnus Force and Projectile Motion The Laws of Motion
Newton's Second Laws, Newton's Cannon, Magnus Force ( K1, K2, K3, K4 ), Magnus Motion I, Magnus Motion II Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
Newton's Cradle Momentum and Collisions
Two-dimensional Collisions, Bouncing Ball, Elastic and Inelastic Collision Angular Momentum and Torque
Pulley System, Lever Principle, Angular Momentum of a Gyral Top(3D) , Quantized Angular Momentum (3D), Angular Momentum of Electron in Hydrogen (3D) Circular Motion
Centripetal Force Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
A Uniform Cable with Changing Sag Oscillatory Motion
The Pendulum, Spring Pendulum, Forced Oscillation, Two-Coordinate Harmonic Oscillatory Without Friction( Swapping, and Time Graph1, Opposite-phase, and Time Graph2, Same-phase), Two-Coordinate Harmonic Oscillatory With Friction( Swapping, and Time Graph1, Opposite-phase, and Time Graph2, Same-phase), Interactive of Two-Coordinate Harmonic Oscillation The Law of Gravity
Gravitational Orbits Fluid Mechanics
Hydrostatic Pressure in Liquids, Buoyant Force in Liquids, The Flow Near an Oscillating Flat Plate, Two Solitary Waves on the Water-Surface in a Canal, 1D diffusion Equation , Potential Flow, Magnus flow near a spinning cylinder, 1-D Roof Functions, Flow Through Parallel Plates, Interactive of Uniform Cable and Catenary Curve Planetary Motion
The Earth and The Sun (3D) Equation of Motion
Mechanical Wave
Wave Mechanics
Coupled Pendula, Interference of Two Circular Waves, Reflection of Waves, Wavepacket, Wave Machine
Sound Waves
Huygens' Principle, Doppler Effect, Wave Phenomena Sound, Vibrating String ( Zeroth Mode, First Mode, Linear Combination of Three Modes ), String Length vs. Frequency Superposition and Standing Waves
Standing Wave Functions, Superposition I, Superposition II, Standing Longitudinal Waves, Traveling Wave, Zeroth Mode, First Mode, First Mode2, Traveling Wave(linear combination), Vibration of Wave Temperature
Brownian Motion The Kinetic Theory of Gases
One-dimensional One Atom Gas Heat Engines, Entropy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Carnot Engine, Otto Engine, Diesel Engine
Electricity and Magnetism
Electric Fields
Electric Field
Current and Resistance
Ohm's Law, Two Resistor Circuit, Four Resistor Circuit Magnetic Fields
Charged Particles Moving in a Magnetic Field Faraday's Law
Direct Current Electrical Motor, Generator Alternating Current Circuits
Simple AC Circuits, Three Phase AC Motor, Three Rotating Current Vectors, Gauss's Law
Columb's Law and Gauss's Law Direct Current Circuits
Kirchhoff's Rules( Circuit 1), Circuit 2, Circuit 3, Circuit 4, Circuit 5 Sources of the Magnetic Field
Lorentz Force Inductance
Induced Current
Light and Optics
Geometric Optics
Refraction of Light, Converging Lens, Diverging Lens, Diverging Mirror, Total Internal Reflection, Light Through a Glass Prism , Light Through a Glass Slab, The Rainbow, Thick Lens Diffraction and Polarization
Single-Slit Diffraction, Young's Double Slit and N-slit Diffraction Additive Color
Additive Color
Modern Physics
Time Dilation, Oscillating of 3D Crystal, Toda Lattice Solitons, Anharmonic Local Modes, The Laser, Absorption and Emission of Radiation by an Atom, Bohr's Theory of the Hydrogen Atom, Radioactive Decay Series, Law of Radioactive Decay, Thomson Model of an Atom, Rutherford Scattering, Model Nonequilibrium System, Diffusion Limited Aggregation
(applets and models compiled by Peter Hall, SLIS, MIS May 2009)