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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 is a free, online textbook designed for a physics class.  From the website, "The content of this package has been... see more

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

Interactive tutorials based on simulations involving all topics in introductory physics.  This is developed to support... see more

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

Physlet problems that relate to optics.

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

This Macromedia ShockWave applet illustrates the principle of accommodation in the eye. The user adjusts the distance... see more

The three-dimensional diffraction pattern formed by a circular aperture near the focal point in a well-corrected... 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.

Online tutorial/lab is based on a module developed by Steven Janke and published in Modules in Undergraduate Mathematics... see more

Set of java applets for illustrating classical physics (highschool level), including gravitation, electric and magnetic... see more

Demonstrates the results of mixing red, blue, and green light and paint pigments.

Displays the Fresnel Diffraction pattern of a large number of user-selectable and adjustable aperture patterns.

Derive an equation to calculate the frequency of an oncoming sound source and a receding sound source. Also, calculate... see more

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

Fermat's principle states that: The path of a ray of light between two points is the path that minimizes the travel time.... see more

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