Category Archives: Simulations

oPhysics: Projectile Motion

Explore projectile motion by changing the initial conditions and watching the resulting changes in the projectile’s motion.

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oPhysics: Uniform Acceleration in One Dimension: Motion Graphs

This simulation is intended to help anyone get a better understanding of the relationships between various quantities involved in uniformly accelerated motion. By adjusting the sliders (or input boxes), you can change the initial position, the initial velocity, and the … Continue reading

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oPhysics: Double Slit Interference

This is a simulation of diffraction of light by a double slit. Use the sliders to adjust the distance between the slits and the wavelength of the light. Use the checkboxes to show or hide the wavefronts, maxima, and vertical … Continue reading

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PhET – Charges and Fields

Arrange positive and negative charges in space and view the resulting electric field and electrostatic potential. Plot equipotential lines and discover their relationship to the electric field. Create models of dipoles, capacitors, and more! (Choose the fullscreen option down the … Continue reading

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Gravitational field strength graph

Investigate the value of g (m/s2) varying with distance (km) from the centre of the Earth.

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PhET – Gravity force lab

Visualize the gravitational force that two objects exert on each other. Adjust properties of the objects to see how changing the properties affects the gravitational attraction. (Choose the fullscreen option down the bottom right hand corner.) https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gravity-force-lab

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PhET – Gravity And Orbits

Move the sun, earth, moon and space station to see how it affects their gravitational forces and orbital paths. Visualize the sizes and distances between different heavenly bodies, and turn off gravity to see what would happen without it! (Choose … Continue reading

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PhET: Masses and Springs

Hang masses from springs and discover how they stretch and oscillate. Compare two mass-spring systems, and experiment with spring constant. Transport the lab to different planets, slow down time, and observe the velocity and acceleration throughout the oscillation. Click to … Continue reading

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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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