This list of applets has been produced primarily for the Workshop on Simulations on 29 March 2006, but it may have a wider use. The first sections have some links to useful information, and then I give a number of publicly available animations and simulations that I think you might like to see. These are only a small subset of all the good stuff that is out there. Those that I plan to use in my talk I have highlighted. Return to Simulations home page
- Slides used in this presentation (pdf file)
- Workshop home page
- HEA - Physical Sciences Centre - Special Interest Group in Simulations for teaching and learning in physics and astronomy
- Physlets
- Open Source Physics
- Edinburgh listing of applets for introductory physics
- Guelph list of their applets for physics and maths
- Applets from Paul Falstad, and his list of others
- Applets in maths and physics from Surendranath Reddy
- Physlets from the tremendous Davidson site
- Introductory (mostly) physics Flash simulations and Animations from the University of Toronto
- Physics 2000 applets
- E-field around point charge MIT Shockwave
- E-field around an electric dipole MIT Shockwave
****Electrostatic fields and equipotentials**around charge distributions, Falstad applet- Electric field and equipotentials around a dipole, Physlet
- Electric fields and equipotentials from point charge and pair of charges, applet Surendranath Reddy
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**Charged particle in electric field from point source**Physics 2000 Applet ****Summing up E-field contributions from along a charged****rod**, MIT Shockwave****E field anywhere around a charged rod**, MIT Shockwave- Electric field on axis of a charged ring, summing up contributions, MIT Shockwave
- Electric field anywhere around a charged ring, MIT Shockwave
- Magnetic field due to a current element, MIT Schockwave
- Magnetic field due to a ring of current, MIT Shockwave
- Falling coil, large MIT applet
- Induced currents by changing magnetic flux through coil, Guelph Applet
- Magnetic field anywhere around a ring of current, MIT Shockwave
- Charged particle moving in a magnetic field, applet Surendranath Reddy
- MIT Open Coursewave list of E&M Visualisations
****Ripple tank**, Falstad applet, my "favourite" of the ripple tanks that I have found- Wave pulse superposition, St Andrews applet based on a Physlet
- Wave pulse superposition, applet Surendranath Reddy
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**Reflection of a wavetrain to create a standing wave**, St Andrews applet based on a Physlet - Transverse wave reflection at free or fixed end - Surendranath Reddy
- Adding two co-propagating waves of variable amplitude and wavelength, applet from Physics 2000
- Adding waves of variable amplitude and frequency, Edinburgh applet from LTSN Development Project
- Beats between two waves applet from Surendranath Reddy
- Beats between two waves, group velocity, Physlet
- Beats between oscillators and waves, explanations including sound output, Toronto Flash
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**Fourier series**, including sound, Falstad applet
****Total Internal Reflection**applet from Guelph- Refraction and Total Internal Relection, Toronto Flash
- Single Slit Diffraction applet from Guelph
****Two beam interference**applet from Physics 2000- Image formation by an ideal single converging lens, applet from Guelph
- Image formation by an ideal single diverging lens, applet from Guelph
- Image formation by an ideal convex mirror, applet from Guelph
- Image formation in ideal lenses and mirrors, applet from Surendranath Reddy
- Exact ray tracing in lenses and mirrors, applet from Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics
- Exact ray tracing through a thick lens, physlet
- Exact ray tracing showing spherical abberation in a mirror, physlet
- Problem example on focal lengths for students with Physlets
****Adding up oscillations of different phase**- polarisation ideas - St Andrews Flash- Absorption in a Polaroid, applet from Physics 2000
- Polaroid effect on specular reflection from Physics 2000
- Waveplate action in a polarising microscope, applet from Molecular Expressions
- Laser cooling from Physics 2000
- Optical Molasses from Physics 2000
- Listing of Optics Applets from Aberdeen University
- Listing of Optics Physlets from Davidson
- Optics Applets from Barcelona
- Braking - velocity and displacement against time, Applet from Surendranath Reddy
- Acceleration, velocity, and distance, avoiding a crash, Applet from Surendranath Reddy
- Boat going across river - relative velocities, Applet from Surendranath Reddy
****Rotational Motion - driven turntable**, Applet from Edinburgh (developed under LTSN project funding)- Projectile motion, Flash from University of Toronto
- Racing balls question, Flash from University of Toronto
- Galilean relativity, balls falling in different frames of reference, Flash from University of Toronto
- Elastic and inelastic collisions, airtrack simulation, Flash from University of Toronto
- Variable damping in SHM, Flash from University of Toronto
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**Ideal gas and temperature**, Applet from Physics 2000 - Ideal gas, molecules moving in a cylinder, Applet from Surendranath Reddy
- Lennard Jones gas, applet from Edinburgh funded by LTSN project
****Finite depth potential well**, Physlet from Davidson site- Simple harmonic oscillator, Physlet
****Wavefunctions in lattice**, Physlet
- Dot product MIT Shockwave
- Dot product Toronto Flash
- Cross product MIT Shockwave
- Cross product Toronto Flash
- Coordinate Systems MIT Shockwave
- Spherical Polars - 3D diagram in Java from Surendath Reddy
- Surface integral - MIT Shockwave
- Line integral - MIT Shockwave
- Derivative as a slope - Toronto Flash
- Integral as area under a curve, starting from sets of vertical rectangles, Toronto Flash
- Tutorial on using Flash for creating animations and simulations, University of Toronto
- Tutorial on using Java, from Sun Microsystems
- Flash Professional from Pugh Computers Ltd
- Flash Professional from Adobe site
- Physlets (use Java scripting to make bespoke applets from the Davidson Source) [see also Physlets book and CD by W Christian and M Belloni on eg Amazon]
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