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Links to
Physics Simulations And Animations

**Math Review**

Trigonometry (Unit Circle, Radians, Functions)

**Vectors: Components,
Vector Addition and Subtraction**

**Probability**

Random distribution from Galton Pegboard

Another
version of Galton Pegboard or Quincunx

**Mechanics**

**Orders of Magnitude**

**Motion in One
Dimension**

Animation of Child Dropping Ball on Train

* Connections between position, velocity, and acceleration

Position vs. time of a scooter (you need to twist the right hand grip to accelerate)

Velocity vs. time of a scooter (you need to twist the right hand grip to accelerate)

Velocity
and acceleration of a scooter (you need to twist the right hand grip to
accelerate)

Falling coffee filter; terminal velocity

**Velocity and Relative
Motion**

**Motion in Two
Dimensions**

* General simulation of 2D motion

* Ladybug moving on curved path

**Projectile Motion**

Projectile simulator with air resistance

**Center of Mass**

**Motion of Center of
Mass**

Animation of Center of Mass Motion

Simulation
of Center of Mass Motion

**Newton's First Law
(inertia)**

Animated GIF of car hitting wall and driver (sans seat belt) continuing on

Motion
of Cart with/without Forces Variable Mass

General
Simulator for all NewtonÕs Laws

**Newton's Second Law**

General
Simulator for all NewtonÕs Laws

* 1D accelerated motion, horizontally applied force, graphs of speed, etc.

* 1D accelerated motion; force, position and velocity

* 1D accelerated motion on ramp

1D accelerated motion free fall with strobe

Projectile
motion with construction of for force

NewtonÕs picture of uniform circular motion (motion on inscribed polygons and change in momentum)

mass moving in vertical circle

General
Simulator for all NewtonÕs Laws

Action Reaction with spring scales

Beam with 2 variable supports, varying force

gravity
and orbits (includes 3^{rd} body)

Cannon on NewtonÕs Mountain (trajectory around Earth)

Jupiter
Slingshot (practice to get correct settings)

Racing Balls (path dependence)

**Linear Momentum and Collisions**

Elastic/Inelastic Cart Collisions

Elastic/Inelastic Glider Collisions on Air Track

* __2D collisions (2 pucks on air
table)__

Linear and rotational velocity

* __Torque, moment of inertia, angular
acceleration__

Video of Precession of Bicycle Wheel by Veritasium

Intuitive Explanation of Precession (no angular momentum vectors)

Video of train car tank crushed by atmospheric pressure

Pressure and PascalÕs Principle

3D Animation of BernoulliÕs Principle

**Oscillations**

Simple pendulum showing force and velocity

3 vertical springs, damping, different gÕs

Animation of Vertical Spring and Torsional Pendulum

**Wave Motion (and
Properties)**

Wave on string (force vectors)

Sound wave (with density graph)

Two pulses crossing (superposition)

Pulse Reflecting from Obstacle

Pulse at boundary between different ropes

Pulse
reflection (fixed/free end)** **** **

**Acoustics**

**Instruments**

**Thermal Properties of
Matter**

* Ideal Gas
Properties (1^{st} Law of thermodynamics)

* States of Matter (phase changes)

* Entropy and
the 2^{nd} Law of Thermodynamics

**Electricity & Magnetism**

**Electrostatics**

Dragging
the Polarized Can with Charged Rod

**Electric Fields and Potential**

Electric Fields of Charged Particles

Electric
Fields and Potentials Due to Extended Charge Distributions

**Capacitance**

* Capacitors (Parallel, Serial, Combinations; Dielectric)

**Resistance**

Resistance of conductors and insulators

**Electromotive Force
and Current**

* Inside a battery and a resistor in a circuit

**Magnetic Materials**

**Magnetic Fields and
Forces**

* Comparison of Bar Magnet and Current Loop

Lorentz Force on Rail Gun (Right hand rule)

**Electromagnetic
Induction**

**Electromagnetic
Radiation**

* Radio waves generated by accelerated electrons

Radio wave generated by oscillating charge

**Geometric Optics**

**Index of Refraction**

Wavefronts bending at boundary (animation)

Law of Refraction includes Total internal reflection

Law of Refraction (wave and ray picture; prisms)

Dispersion of white light by prism (emission and absorption spectra)

**Mirrors**

Imaging
with converging/diverging mirrors

**Lenses**

Imaging
with converging/diverging lens

**Wave Optics**

**Interference**

Phase
Change on Reflection on mismatched rope boundary

* Wave interference includes water, sound, and light (single and double slit)

YoungÕs double slit displaying how the waves from the sources interfere

**Diffraction**

**Polarization**

* Polarization upon reflection

Two linear polarizers (Polarizer-Analyzer setup)

**Modern Physics**

**Special Relativity**

**Wave and Particles**

* DeBroglie Wavelength (Diffraction of Particles)

**Atomic Physics**

* Lasers

**Molecular Systems**

Interaction of Light and Molecules

* Water molecules in a microwave oven

**Schrodinger Wave
Equation**

Quantum Square Well Simulation (eight lowest states; wavepackets)

Quantum Harmonic Oscillator (eight lowest states; wavepackets)

Free Quantum Wavepacket (free particle; reflection off wall)

* Quantum Bound States (various potentials; superposition states)

* Quantum Tunneling, wavepackets, quantum measurement

**Relativistic Quantum
Mechanics**

Antimatter (pair production/annihilation)

**Nuclear Physics**

Rutherford Experiment (alternative demo)

Decay (Monte Carlo simulation of a realization of a decaying sample)

Isotopes and Atomic Mass (Natural Abundance)

**Solid State Physics**

* Conduction in Semiconductors