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Any good Physics Interactive Programs out there?

  1. Jan 7, 2009 #1
    Does anyone know of a good physics interactive computer program to mess around with, and perhaps even learn something? maybe even a mathematics program as well would be cool. if you have any ideas, i'd appreciate you sharing!
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  3. Jan 8, 2009 #2
    I would like to work on a project like this eventually.
  4. Jan 8, 2009 #3
    "Phun is a free game-like 2D physics sandbox" http://www.phunland.com/wiki/Home
  5. Jan 16, 2009 #4


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  6. Jan 16, 2009 #5
    Try "interactive physics". :)
  7. Jan 21, 2009 #6
    PhET (Out of the University of Colorado Physics Education Research Group) is popular (I use it a lot with my classes)... but you probably really need some guidance to get the most out of them... look at the activities in conjunction with a text, or look at some of the activities teachers have posted.

    I also like Phun (the 2-D physics emulator mentioned before)... but it has no guidance either for really getting to understand the concepts.
  8. Jan 28, 2009 #7
    I am leaning heavily on vPython for developing coursework in physics. It is a sneaky way to get my students working on integrating mathematics with the physics concepts, and they accidentally learn some computer programming skills (rudimentary) on the way.
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