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Category Archives: Simulations
Explore projectile motion by changing the initial conditions and watching the resulting changes in the projectile’s motion.
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
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
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
Investigate the value of g (m/s2) varying with distance (km) from the surface of the Earth.
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
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
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
One of the many great learning objects from Walter Fendt (http://www.walter-fendt.de/html5/phen/index.html).