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Welcome ~ From the Editor
Welcome to the MERLOT Physics Portal, a collection of educational resources for instructors and students of physics. The collection focuses on open access and open source content that improves conceptual understanding and problem solving. You can help build the collection by joining MERLOT, submitting content, lesson plans, and activities, and volunteering to join the peer review process.
The Editor's Choice 2014: This project provides a wide range of visual, interactive quantum mechanics tutorials. The materials cover all aspects of an upper-level quantum mechanics class, as well as advanced topics in quantum information and the foundations of quantum theory.
The Quantum Mechanics Visualization Project in MERLOT
Physics on the Web
Feb 09, 2016 1:45 PM PST
His research interests include computer simulation/modeling, gravitational physics, black holes, space-time singularities and physics education.
Feb 09, 2016 12:27 PM PST
Ole Roemer used the moons of Jupiter to estimate the speed of light. Here's how he did it.
The post You–Yes, You–Can Calculate the Speed of...
Feb 05, 2016 3:24 PM PST
What path should you take to catch another football player? Here are three different ways to run the play.
The post Tackle a Runner Like a Super...
Feb 04, 2016 5:00 AM PST
In so-called mechanical doping, a rider hides an electric motor in a bike. How could you detect these motors without taking the bike apart?
Feb 01, 2016 11:35 AM PST
The MythBusters lifted a car with a vacuum cleaner. Could you do the same thing by replacing the vacuum cleaner with a human sucking through a...
Jan 29, 2016 9:44 AM PST
Here is a quick introduction to the superposition of electric fields and visualizing the E-field due to a dipole using VPython.
The post Use Code...
Jan 27, 2016 5:00 AM PST
Blue Origin just relaunched the New Shepard rocket. Here is an analysis of the acceleration both for the launch and the landing.
The post How...
Jan 25, 2016 12:02 PM PST
In some cases, the snow accumulation from the snow storm Jonas must be melted. How much power would it take to melt the snow on the roads?
Jan 22, 2016 1:55 PM PST
We don't know everything about Planet Nine, but we know enough for some estimation questions.
The post Could You Live on Planet Nine?...
Jan 22, 2016 11:00 AM PST
Light travels at a very high speed, making it difficult to measure. Here are three historic methods to measure the speed of light.
The post How...
Jan 18, 2016 4:00 AM PST
The MythBusters made a train tanker car implode due to a pressure difference. You can do something similar at home with a soda can.
Dec 11, 2014 5:14 PM PST
Originally posted on Noschese 180: College-Prep Physics: I’ve been coding with my AP Physics classes for years. But in honor of this week’s Hour...
Oct 11, 2014 7:21 AM PDT
Originally posted on Noschese 180: College-Prep Physics: Even though we now have a mathematical relationship between mass and weight, we still...
Sep 24, 2014 1:06 PM PDT
Originally posted on Noschese 180: College-Prep Physics: This year I decided to bring relative motion into my curriculum. It’s a unit...
Sep 19, 2014 2:50 PM PDT
Originally posted on Noschese 180: College-Prep Physics: Modeling Instruction’s standard lab practicum for the constant velocity unit is...
Jan 30, 2014 3:39 PM PST
If you don’t already know, Flappy Bird is the hot new mobile game right now. The premise is simple: navigate the bird through the gaps between...
Nov 19, 2013 4:11 PM PST
Originally posted on Noschese 180: [TL;DR – Not as much as I had hoped.] College-Prep Physics: Students came to class with the following question...
Nov 16, 2013 7:09 PM PST
Tests are evil, let them do projects. That type of rhetoric frequently appears in my Twitter stream. My gut reaction is hell yeah. But some...
Jul 14, 2013 10:54 AM PDT
I’m not a PR guy. I’m just a teacher. But they say that if you want to be a disruptor, the best experience is no experience. So here goes… 1....
Jul 11, 2013 9:00 PM PDT
This question was posted to Twitter today: Question: how do you convince teachers who are ADAMANT that they teach to the rigor required by CCSS...
Jun 29, 2013 8:00 AM PDT
Google Reader will be ending on July 1st. After searching through several apps and services, I’ve finally settled on a few alternatives I like....
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