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A collection of simulations and virtual labs focusing on first-year college physics.  PhET provides fun, interactive,... see more

This is a web version of a public talk I gave about color in astronomy pictures. The nature of light and color is... see more

This activity lets you experiment with color addition from virtual lightsources which produce red, green, and blue light.... see more

What light is, and ways of thinking about it (particles and waves). Discussion of the electromagnetic spectrum, white... see more

What x-rays are. How an x-ray machine works, and uses of x-rays/x-ray machines. Includes pictures and diagrams. A basic... see more

This applet illustrates the propagation of electromagnetic fields from a transmitter to a receiver

A complete set of simulations for the second semester of a college level physics class.

This allows users to experiment with color subtraction from virtual paints which produce cyan, yellow, and magenta spots.... see more

This applet demonstrates how a spectrum is related to the perceived color.

Demonstrates Fourier Synthesis. Can modulate value of fourier functions and magnitude both graphical and auditory.

A highly flexible 2-d wave simulator. Using a grid that continuously solves the 2-d wave equation, this applet allows the... see more

describes blackbody radiation page. describes Herschel's experiment, gives Planck's equation and shows distributions

applet shows intensity vs. wavelength of blackbody radiation for different temperatures. calculates UV-blue color index... see more

Basic tutorial on how CAT scans work, aimed at those with little experience in physics.

This animation shows an electromagnetic wave, namely a plane polarized wave, which propagates in positive x direction.... see more

Page describes emissivity, variables that affect it, relevance to Blackbody Radiation

Explanation of how fluorescent and incandescent black lights work, and practical applications of black lights. Includes... see more

The parts of a fluorescent lamp, and how it produces visible light. Old vs. new fluorescent lamp designs. Includes... see more

The basics of light, structure of an incandescent bulb, and how incandescent bulbs produce visible light. Includes... see more

Animation (.mpg) and audio (.au) of a demonstration of the inverse square law.

A group of simulations on the physical and geometric nature of light along with applications of electromagnetic... see more

Displays the electric and magnetic fields of a point charge moving at constant velocity in the x direction.

The observed NMR spectrum of a solid powder is the summed signal from crystallites over all possible orientations... see more

This tutorial shows the Fourier relationship between a damped oscillating exponential (a detected FT-NMR transition) and... see more