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. 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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Circuit calculations

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 the input voltage from … 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

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

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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Capacitor charging

This animation shows the charge and discharge of a capacitor. You can see how the time taken depends on the resistance & capacitance of the circuit. Use the sliders to change the values of battery voltage, resistance or capacitance. Discharge … Continue reading

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Radioactive decay & half-lives

The eventual decay of any particular radioactive atom is random – we can not know when it will decay. The half life of an isotope is the time that it takes for half of the atoms to decay. For example … Continue reading

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