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Physics Animations: Mechanics


Physics Animations: Mechanics

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The Mechanics Animations are part of a larger collection of Animations for Introductory Physics and Astronomy. The animations are short (5 to 20 second) clips illustrating basic concepts from introductory mechanics. Many of the animations use 3-D graphics to convey geometric ideas. All animations are available for reuse and redistribution under a Creative Commons License.
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Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: February 15, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 01, 2016
Submitter: Michael Gallis
Keywords: physics physical science mechanics


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: These short video clips should be viewable on any computer that can play avi files. Most Windows PC, Macs and Linux computers should be able to play these without additional software.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessibility Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Brian Mulligan
7 years ago

Brian Mulligan (Faculty)

Very nice animations. They need to be used with an explanation. It would be difficult to do this with text, but would be great in a classroom situation where the teacher can talk as things happen.
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