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List of Interactive Programs/Software/Applets

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Jun23-11, 02:44 PM
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Some of these have nice interactions/visualizations. I generally set a high bar for posting online course materials, since in many cases textbooks are superior to online course notes
Jun23-11, 09:52 PM
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Great thread - thanks!

Another website with a lot of interactives (Virtual Physics Laboratory):
Jun27-11, 12:34 AM
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Okay just a note: I'm going to move my updates to, since the format on Quora is more conducive to edits. Feel free to suggest more links though!
Jun29-11, 11:36 AM
P: 1 has interactive/ customizable experimental content
Sep26-11, 12:31 PM
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this is a simulator for chua's circuit in 3D, with interactive features so you can manipulate the values. The page has a lot of info actually, including the equations used and the rest of the site has some great videos and pictures.
This simulation is in html5, not java, so it loads really quick, but doesn't work in older browsers.
Sep26-11, 07:40 PM
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Maybe this is too obvious, but I was surprised to not see it anywhere in the list.
I've always considered this THE interactive physics/science website and have used it since high school:

The explanations are clear, simple and exhaustive. The whole site explains almost all of physics and is organized very logically. It is simply the best for learning/teaching the basics of many physics concepts without having everything dumbed down.
Sep29-11, 11:34 PM
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:: Fun Java applets for Dynamical sytems, for learning about chaos and fractals
Sep30-11, 11:12 AM
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Full of Scientific Applets
Aug13-13, 06:43 PM
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Thanks so much for these. I spent an hour-and-half playing with only a handful on them, from you first list. Very educational and engrossing and fun.
Jan25-14, 03:18 PM
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Java applet that solves simple (DC) circuits the way a human being does.

There is also an applet about first Kirchhoff's law.
Feb15-14, 11:25 AM
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A cool interactive search engine which shows the results as an interactive mind map:
Feb19-14, 05:32 AM
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My Convex lens simulator.I first wrote it to aid in my studies.No so professional.
Feb21-14, 09:09 PM
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Too late to care if it has been posted before :(

My contribution:
Feb21-14, 11:00 PM
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That's amazing.Thank you
Feb21-14, 11:02 PM
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Glad to be of service!
Mar19-14, 01:52 PM
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My contribution, and educational simulation game designed to teach mechanics of structures:

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