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Physics Applications

  1. Nov 3, 2009 #1
    I would like to create some type of physics oriented software as a hobby but I know there is already a lot of software out there. Does anyone have any suggestions as to a simulation of a situation/concept that they thought would be useful but have been unable to find in other software? (at least reasonably priced software)
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  3. Nov 3, 2009 #2
    I would like to see the basics of high-school level physics with both interaction and analysis, all integrated into a single system. I wrote a Flash-based program that handled gravitation quite well, as well as accurate reflection of velocity on impact and air friction, but it didn't allow the user to see the numbers in action. Does that sound possible? I think you can find the reference tables online to see what classes normally cover. And of course, I would love to contribute, if you'd have me.

    ( http://www.soulfox.com/flash/gravitation2.php )
  4. Nov 9, 2009 #3
    I think that is definitely a cool idea. I really liked Gravitation 2.0. I thought Vad(http://www.soulfox.com/flash/vad.php) was really cool too.

    Were you thinking of something kind of like Vad except with a few more features, a few more numbers on the side and maybe a little more control based on the numbers as opposed to the arrow keys? I think it would be cool to incorporate energy, momentum, collisions and maybe some sort of spring. Also, maybe show graphs of some of these things vs time.

    I also found this site, http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/, seems to kind of be what you are talking about except it is a bunch of separate applets as opposed to just one that encompasses a variety of topics.

    Let me know what you think.
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