Category Archives: Simulations

Direct current electrical motor simulation

One of the many great learning objects from Walter Fendt (http://www.walter-fendt.de/html5/phen/index.html).

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Magnetic Field of a Straight Current-Carrying Wire

http://www.walter-fendt.de/html5/phen/magneticfieldwire_en.htm

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Rectification and smoothing

Explore the use of half and full rectifiers, changing capacitance and load. (View in full window) Downloads: Flash source file (.fla)  Flash (.swf) Mac application (.app) Windows Application (.exe)

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Stopping distance simulation

This animation shows how the braking distance of a car is determined by the speed of the car and the road conditions. Enter a speed from 0 – 120km/h & a reaction time from 0 to 2 seconds to calculate … Continue reading

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Reflection & Refraction at Curved Surfaces

This is a really useful applet to show the path that light rays take out of a lens or mirror and how those rays form real or virtual images. It also includes calculations of the position and size of images. … Continue reading

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Circuit calculations

(View in full window) This object shows the relationship between current & voltage when changing resistance The differences in current and voltage relationships can be seen. Drag the red sliders to change the resistance between 1 & 100Ω and change … Continue reading

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Flashscience.com

Prior to developing this website, I worked on another project: Flashscience.com. This was a collection of various Flash based learning object that I had made for various classes. Some are still great, some looking bit dated. Since I started the … Continue reading

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Kirchhoff’s laws

(View in full window) This learning object describes Kirchhoff’s laws of current and potential, and how current can be calculated in a multi-loop circuit. Downloads: Flash source file (.fla) Flash (.swf) Windows executable (.exe) Mac application (.app)

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Reaction time tester

(View in full window) Test your time to react to visual or audio cues. Downloads: Flash source file (.fla)  Flash (.swf) Mac application (.app) Windows Application (.exe)

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Logic gates

(View in full window) Logic gates form the basis of digital electronics. Logic gates are integrated circuits that have a voltage output (high, low or on,off) based on the input voltages & conditions. The basic types of logic gates are … Continue reading

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