Websites for Physics Simulations & Demos

In summary, websites for physics simulations and demos offer a valuable resource for students and educators to explore and understand various concepts in physics. These websites provide interactive and visually engaging simulations and demonstrations that allow users to experiment with different parameters and observe the resulting outcomes. They cover a wide range of topics, from mechanics and electromagnetism to quantum mechanics and thermodynamics. These simulations and demos not only enhance understanding of complex theories and principles, but also provide a practical and fun way to learn about the world of physics. With the advancement of technology, these websites continue to evolve and improve, making them an essential tool for both learning and teaching physics.
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Hi,

Do you know of websites that have physics animation in them? Tell me about them please!

Rencently I found links to these two in different threads of PF:

http://webphysics.davidson.edu/Applets/Applets.html

and

http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/Demos.html
 
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quasar987 said:
Hi,

Do you know of websites that have physics animation in them? Tell me about them please!

Rencently I found links to these two in different threads of PF:

http://webphysics.davidson.edu/Applets/Applets.html

and

http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/Demos.html
There is an awful lot of physics animation out there! Try:

http://physics.nad.ru/
This also has animations of "Science's 10 most beautiful experiments"

http://science.nhmccd.edu/biol/animatio.htm
http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/index .

The University of Toronto Physics Dept. has a large number of animations:
http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Harrison/Flash/

This one is very comprehensive:
http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/

http://www.falstad.com/mathphysics.html

http://www.surendranath.org/Applets.html

http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/home.html

That is just a few of them.

AM
 
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Ah, so looks like this hasn't been listed yet (unless I missed it from the quick glance).

Visual Quantum Mechanics
http://phys.educ.ksu.edu/

Highly recommended!

Zz.
 
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surendranath.tripod.com/Applets.html .. not so much animations but java applets .. enjoy :D
 
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Oh so very cool. I just love those animations and applets.
 
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ZapperZ said:
Ah, so looks like this hasn't been listed yet (unless I missed it from the quick glance).

Visual Quantum Mechanics
http://phys.educ.ksu.edu/

Highly recommended!

Zz.

Great link! My son is all over that one, thanks.
 
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LPHY said:
Here is a great physics simulations site
Physics Animations/Simulations

You should try to revive only ONE old, similar thread at a time.

Zz.
 

Related to Websites for Physics Simulations & Demos

1. What are the benefits of using websites for physics simulations and demos?

Websites for physics simulations and demos offer a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Enhanced visualization: These websites allow for interactive and visually appealing representations of physics concepts, making it easier for students to understand and retain information.
  • Hands-on learning: Through simulations and demos, students can actively engage with the material and manipulate variables, leading to a deeper understanding of physics principles.
  • Accessibility: These websites can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, making it easier for students to study and review concepts at their convenience.
  • Cost-effective: Many of these websites are free to use, eliminating the need for costly lab equipment and materials.
  • Real-world applications: Physics simulations and demos often present scenarios that are relevant to real-world situations, helping students see the practical applications of what they are learning.

2. How accurate are the simulations and demos on these websites?

The accuracy of simulations and demos on these websites varies depending on the complexity of the concept being presented. However, most websites strive to ensure accuracy by using validated data and working with experts in the field. It is important to note that these simulations and demos should be used as supplementary tools to enhance learning and should not be relied upon as the sole source of information.

3. Can these websites be used for both high school and college-level physics?

Yes, many of these websites offer a wide range of simulations and demos suitable for both high school and college-level physics courses. They often have options to adjust the difficulty level or provide simulations for different levels of physics concepts.

4. Are there any safety precautions to consider when using these websites for physics simulations and demos?

Yes, it is important to follow any safety guidelines provided by the website and to use caution when conducting experiments or manipulating variables. It is also recommended to have a teacher or supervisor present when conducting simulations or demos that involve potentially hazardous materials or equipment.

5. Can these websites be used as a replacement for traditional lab experiments?

No, these websites should not be used as a replacement for traditional lab experiments. While they can enhance learning and provide a visual representation of concepts, they cannot replicate the hands-on experience and critical thinking skills gained from conducting experiments in a physical lab setting. Websites for physics simulations and demos should be used as a supplementary tool in conjunction with traditional lab experiments.

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