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The Earth and The Sun (3D)

The Earth and The Sun (3D)

One of the applets in the Physics in Action done by Xing Min Wang. It shows the seasons caused by the rotation of the planets in the solar galaxy.
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Patricia C Vener
Patricia C Vener (Faculty)
10 years ago
Link isn't working; I got a File Not Found 404 response.
John Walkup
John Walkup (Staff)
18 years ago
Applet worked okay. The color of Earth changes for each season, but the applet doesn't give a hint as to why the seasons change. While "3D" is mentioned in the title, it really isn't.
Benjamin Shih
Benjamin Shih (Student)
18 years ago
It's fun to watch the earth revolve around the sun! I really like this applet, because it can give me a great picture of how the earth revolves around the sun. I like how you can even see the moon revolving around the earth. I really really like the part that there is a color change on earth to better demonstrate the season change.
Channagiri Jagadish
18 years ago
It is fairly well done. But I want the Earth tomove a little slower, so that the students (kids)get a better understanding of the seasons. It would be nice if it can be made 3-D.