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Applied Physics

by Johar Farooqi
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Collection of resources from MERLOT that lead to assisting in the deliery of lectures with the multimedia, animations, and graphical boost



NS-101 Applied Physics @ ME_DSU

First semester course for BE (Mechanical) students with 3 credit hours of theory and 1 credit hour (3 contact hours) of lab activity

Text book = Fundamentals of Physics
Authors = Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Edition = 8th, 9th, 10th


Basic Mathematics, Sciece proficiency at the matriculation/high school level

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Added 09/21/2013

Educational physics applets designed to be scripted in JavaScript for use in quizzes, homework problems, and Just in Time Teaching activities. Includes applets that can be used in a wide range of classes and at different levels.


Assessing-to-Learn Physics

Added 09/21/2013

The Assessing-to-Learn Physics (A2L) web site contains a library of questions and problems for classroom use. Questions are categorized by topic and level, and goals for the question, explanations of the physics, and (in many cases) a brief discussion of student difficulties with the topic.


PhET - Physics Education Technology at the University of Colorado

Added 09/21/2013

A collection of simulations and virtual labs focusing on first-year college physics. An interview with the award winning author can be found in About us at Phet Video

PhET provides fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena for free. We believe that our research-based approach- incorporating findings from prior research and our own testing- enables students to make connections between real-life phenomena and the underlying science, deepening their understanding and appreciation of the physical world. To help students visually comprehend concepts, PhET simulations animate what is invisible to the eye through the use of graphics and intuitive controls such as click-and-drag manipulation, sliders and radio buttons. In order to further encourage quantitative exploration, the simulations also offer measurement instruments including rulers, stop-watches, voltmeters and thermometers. As the user manipulates these interactive tools, responses are immediately animated thus effectively illustrating cause-and-effect relationships as well as multiple linked representations (motion of the objects, graphs, number readouts, etc.)  PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado,


Physics Illuminations

Added 09/21/2013

A collection of Java applets with accompanying text designed to help students understand concepts in introductory mechanics. Topics include Vectors, 1D Kinematics, 2D Kinematics, Dynamics (Forces), and Work and Energy (under construction). The items are interactive, and provide immediate feedback and a running score, making them suitable for student self-study. A means of recording scores for a homework grade is available from the author.


Math And Physics Applets

Added 09/21/2013

This site provides a large selection of physics and math simulations. There is also fairly comprehensive explanatory information about the science and computation behind the applets. The applets are fairly small, and load quickly (even on dial-up), but are very broad in their coverage of topics. These applets are useful for illustrating physical systems and behavior that can not, in general, observed by experiments.


Flash Animations for Physics

Added 09/21/2013

The resource contains many Flash physics animations covering topics such as chaos, mechanics, vectors, waves, relativity; includes a tutorial on using Flash with mathematical equations to create controlled animations.


Some General Physics Java Applets

Added 09/21/2013

Java applets to help understanding of some basic physics ideas. Applets deal with simple harmonic motion, wave motion, planetary motion etc.


University Physics: ActivPhysics OnLine

Added 09/21/2013

Interactive tutorials based on simulations involving all topics in introductory physics.  This is developed to support the 11th edition of Young and Freedman's calculus-based physics textbook.


BrainPop Health, Science, Technology Animation for Kids

Added 09/21/2013

A collection of movies (which often contain online quizzes) about a large number of technical subjects, including physics, chemistry, and engineering. Most appear to use Shockwave.


JAVA Optics Course

Added 09/21/2013

JavaOptics is an ensemble of teaching resources for Physical Optics at university level as part of physics or optics and optometry studies. Some of the resources can also be used by high school teachers or students to illustrate and broaden knowledge on some aspects of physics at this teaching level. The resources may be used either in an ordinary course as support material or as the main working tool in an online Internet course.


Converging Lens Images (physics)

Added 09/21/2013

Illustrates image formation by a converging lens. Allows interactive adjustment of variables


Diverging Lens Images (physics)

Added 09/21/2013

Illustrates image formation by a diverging lens.


Doane Physics Video Library

Added 09/21/2013

A small collection of videos showing objects in motion.  Both Quicktime movies and Flash Vid-Dat files are provided.  Suitable for analysis by video analysis programs.


Physics Animations: Electricity and Magnetism

Added 09/21/2013

An evolving and growing collecion of 3-D animations for introductory Electricity and Magnetism


Circular motion and Simple harmonic motion (Physics)

Added 09/21/2013

Presentation of circular and simple harmonic motion.

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