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AP Physics B – Delores Gende (Reader & Test Development Committee) http://www.apphysicsb.homestead.com/index.html AP Physics B – Jeff Adkins http://homepage.mac.com/astronomyteacher/dvhs/apphysics.html Assignments & Links AP Physics C – Feulner & Nasser http://www.hwscience.com/physics/apphysicsc.html Mechanics & E and M Handouts labs homework AP Physics C – Marymount School of New York http://www.marymount.k12.ny.us/marynet/studentresources/science/apc/htm/apci.htm AP Physics C Simple layout – easy to follow syllabus class notes handouts resources AP Physics East Chapel Hill High School http://echhs.chccs.k12.nc.us/~bmiller/index_files/page0002.htm Links B & C Curriculum Lab Reports Faraday Lecture Program – Rutgers http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~croft/FARADAY.HTML http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~croft/Far99prog7-14-00.htm http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~croft/ - his basic website/syllabi Demos Pictures/Video Explanations Physics Illustrations – Thinking about Physics http://www.amherst.edu/~physicsqanda/index.html Applet City! All of these sites offer an array of Java/Flash/HTML applets on a variety of topics. Should play on all browser types. http://www.colorado.edu/physics/phet/web-pages/index.html - AP B site http://www.colorado.edu/physics/phet/web-pages/simulations-base.html http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/ - AP B site http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/activities/students/index.html http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/ http://falstad.com/mathphysics.html http://falstad.com/pong/ http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/home.html http://www.hazelwood.k12.mo.us/~grichert/sciweb/applets.html http://surendranath.tripod.com/Applets.html Demos http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/demobook/intro.htm - General

Graphing X-V-A (Simultaneous Graphing of displacement, velocity, and acceleration with student determined variables) http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/acceleration.htm Noise cancellation information http://www.val.me.vt.edu/ Demonstrations http://www.physics.umd.edu/lecdem/services/demos/mainindex.htm Not school appropriate – but good trebuchets! http://www.fortheloveofbeer.com.au/ School appropriate trebuchet – 3 games about projectile motion http://www.globalspec.com/trebuchet/ Exploding Bananas http://telcontar.net/Misc/Gorillas/ http://telcontar.net/Misc/Gorillas/readme.txt Problems http://webphysics.davidson.edu/ http://webphysics.davidson.edu/Applets/Applets.html http://webphysics.davidson.edu/physletprob/default.htm Electrostatics http://www.arborsci.com/coolstuff/cool18.htm All topics http://www.arborsci.com/coolstuff/Archives.htm Journals American Physics Teachers http://www.aapt.org/ The Physics Teacher http://scitation.aip.org/tpt/ Videos – Why stuff works http://www.hep.uiuc.edu/home/mats/wg2002.html Answers to Questions http://www.physicscentral.com/ http://www.physicsclassroom.com/ http://www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/Index.cfm http://www.howstuffworks.com/ Physics Demonstrations http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/demobook/intro.htm Homework Service – Active Grading of student homework, Free! https://hw.utexas.edu/bur/overview.html Video – Powers of 10 http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/index.html A list of lists http://www.phys.unt.edu/~klittler/unt_physics_applets_links.html humor http://www.darwinawards.com/ AP Physics B – Reader person website http://dgende.homestead.com/

Physics of Music http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/music/ Stress vs. Strain Movie http://web.umr.edu/~mecmovie/index.html Concept Map of Physics http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hph.html Semiconductors http://jas.eng.buffalo.edu/ optics bench http://webphysics.davidson.edu/Applets/optics4/default.html history of physics http://www.aip.org/history/ West Point Bridge Contest http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/ How Satellites Work http://octopus.gma.org/surfing/satellites/orbit.html Better Lab writing Skills http://labwrite.ncsu.edu/index_labwrite.htm pendulum lab http://monet.physik.unibas.ch/~elmer/pendulum/index.html friction lab http://monet.physik.unibas.ch/~elmer/flab/ airplane wing applet http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/foil2.html young slit experiment http://www.quantum-physics.polytechnique.fr/en/young.html

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Physics Applets Links, Etc. Measurement Motion Forces Motion in the Heavens Work & Energy Temperature & Heat Oscillations Waves & Wave Effects Optics Electricity & Magnetism Atomic Physics Nuclear Physics This applet is absolutely "cool"!: Virtual Scanning Electron Microscopy http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/electronmicroscopy/magnify1/index.html (Choose from a list of animals ranging from a gecko's foot to a dust mite; adjust focus, contrast, brightness & magnification) Measurement Powers of Ten beginning from the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersoften/index.html Significant Figures Drill: An tool for practicing significant figure counting. http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/applist/sigfig/sig.htm Measuring With Shadows http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/shadows/ Vector Arithmetic Java Visualization http://www.pa.uky.edu/~phy211/VecArith/index.html Vernier Calipers: http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/~hwang/ruler/vernier.html Motion Hot Wheels Track http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/kinema/avd.html Animated vectors of a non-horizontally launched projectile or a horizontally launched projectile http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/qt/vectors/nhlpmac.html Projectile Motion: Height vs. Distance Graph (You vary the init. velocity/ angle, mass; w/ or w/o air resistance) http://www.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/ProjectileMotion/jarapplet.html "The Bouncing Ball" (within an irregular box): http://www.lightlink.com/sergey/java/java/bounce1/index.html The Plane and The Package http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/vectors/pap.html The Truck and the Ball http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/vectors/tb.html Forces Newton's 1st Law: The Truck and Ladder http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/newtlaws/il.html Addition of Vectors http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/resultant.htm http://home.a-city.de/walter.fendt/physengl/resultant.htm Equilibrium of Three Forces http://home.a-city.de/walter.fendt/physengl/equilibrium.htm Balanced & Unbalanced Forces/ Terminal Velocity: Skydiver http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/newtlaws/sd.html

Parachute Drop: http://freespace.virgin.net/gareth.james/virtual/Mechanics/Parachute/parachute.html "The (2-dim) Spring Pendulum" http://www.lightlink.com/sergey/java/java/pend2/index.html Centripetal Force: Model of a Carousel http://home.a-city.de/walter.fendt/physengl/carousel.htm Air Track (1-Dim) Collisions: Elastic or Inelastic http://www.msu.edu/user/brechtjo/physics/airTrack/airTrack.html Conservation of Linear Momentum: Astronaut Catch http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/momentum/ast.html Two-dimensional collisions: Vary the mass, initial direction http://www.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/Collision/jarapplet.html Conservation of Linear Momentum & Conservation of Energy: Newton's Cradle www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e http://home.a-city.de/walter.fendt/physengl/newtonscradle.htm Motion in the Heavens Newton's Cannon http://www.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/newt/newtmtn.html Orbits: Gravitational http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/orbits.html Your Weight on any planet! http://library.thinkquest.org/27585/lab/sim_surface.html Phases of the Moon: http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/java/MoonPhase.html

Virtual Reality Moon Phase Pictures http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/vphase.html Phases of Venus - very nice - has adjustable viewing angle http://Galileo.phys.Virginia.EDU/classes/109N/more_stuff/flashlets/PhasesofVenus.htm Eclipse Of The Moon http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/lunar/ Solar Eclipse http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/solar/ Work & Energy Roller Coaster http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/qt/energy/coastwin.html Energy Transformation for Downhill Skiing http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/energy/se.html Two Dimensional Collision Between Two Cars http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/momentum/2di.html Temperature & Heat Brownian Motion http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/~hwang/gas2D/gas2D.html Another Brownian Motion http://www.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/brownian/brownian.html How Cold is Cold? http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/bec/temperature.html Evaporative Cooling: See how evaporative cooling works, both in your coffee cup and in Bose-Einstein Condensation. http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/bec/evap_cool.html Water in a Microwave: This applet demonstrates how a microwave field makes a water molecule oscillate back and forth, leading to heating in food. http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/h2o.html UNT's CooLN2 Car: http://www.mtsc.unt.edu/CooLN2Car.html

Oscillations Mass on a Spring: Plots displacement, velocity, (restoring) force, acceleration of a mass on a spring. You can vary the mass, amplitude, and spring constant http://home.a-city.de/walter.fendt/phe/springpendulum.htm Pendulum: Plots displacement, velocity, (restoring) force, acceleration of a mass on a spring. You can vary the mass, amplitude, and spring constant http://home.a-city.de/walter.fendt/phe/pendulum.htm Coupled Pendula http://home.a-city.de/walter.fendt/physengl/cpendula.htm Waves & Wave Effects Tuning Forks and Longitudinal Waves http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/waves/tfl.html Standing Wave Formation http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/waves/swf.html Standing Longitudinal Waves http://home.a-city.de/walter.fendt/physengl/stlwaves.htm Adding Simple Waves I http://www.physics.nwu.edu/ugrad/vpl/waves/superposition1.html Adding Simple Waves II http://www.physics.nwu.edu/ugrad/vpl/waves/superposition2.html Wave Superposition/ Compound Waves: Group Velocity and Phase Velocity http://www.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/sines/GroupVelocity.html Reflection and Refraction of Waves: Explanation by Huygens' Principle http://home.a-city.de/walter.fendt/physengl/huygensengl.htm Doppler effect: Moving point source (includes Shock waves) http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/~hwang/Doppler/Doppler.html An Example of Doppler Effect http://home.a-city.de/walter.fendt/physengl/dopplerengl.htm Electromagnetic Waves: Propagation of electromagnetic wave http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/~hwang/emWave/emWave.html Optics Optical Accommodation of Eye Lens http://users.erols.com/renau/eye_applet.html Reflection/ Refraction: Image Formation for Plane Mirrors http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/optics/ifpm.html Reflection/refraction (water/air interface) http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/~hwang/light/flashLight.html Reflection and Refraction of Waves: Explanation by Huygens' Principle http://home.a-city.de/walter.fendt/physengl/huygensengl.htm How A Compact Disc Works http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/cd/ Single-Slit Diffraction: Vary wavelength (dolor) and/ or slit width http://www.lightlink.com/sergey/java/java/slitdiffr/index.html

Interference: Young's Two Slit Experiment: Play with the classic "two slit" experiment using lasers to show interference patterns. http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/twoslitsa.html Wave Interference: Stretch and shift two waves and see how they add together to interfere both constructively and destructively. http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/fourier.html 2-Point Source Interference Patterns: Changing Separation Distance http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/waves/ipd.html Simple Ray Tracing Animations: Image Formation and Human Vision http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/eyeball/ Concave Mirror Ray Diagrams: Object Located Beyond the Center of Curvature http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/optics/rdcma.html Object Located at the Center of Curvature http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/optics/rdcmb.html Object Located Between Center of Curvature and the Focal Point http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/optics/rdcmc.html Object Located In Front of Focal Point http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/optics/rdcmd.html Ray Tracing Animations: You control object size and position, etc: Mirror Ray Tracing: Concave or Convex http://www.physics.nwu.edu/ugrad/vpl/optics/mirrors.html http://www.physics.nwu.edu/ugrad/vpl/optics/mirrors.html Diverging Mirror: http://www.lightlink.com/sergey/java/java/dmirr/index.html Geometrical Construction of Ray Diagrams (w/ detail & adjustable parameters) http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/components/characteristicrays/index.html Magnifying with a Bi-Convex Lens http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/magnify/ Lens Ray Tracing: Concave or Convex http://www.physics.nwu.edu/ugrad/vpl/optics/lenses.html Converging Lens: http://www.lightlink.com/sergey/java/java/clens/index.html Diverging Lens: http://www.lightlink.com/sergey/java/java/dlens/index.html Thin Lens or Mirror Ray Tracing http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/~hwang/Lens/lens_e.html Color: RGB Lighting: A set of three lights shine on a person and cast shadows of the person on a screen in the background. Turn the various lights on and off and observe how the colors of the shadows change.http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/shwave/lights.html Electricity & Magnetism "Visualizing Electricity and Magnetism at MIT" site: http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/ Formats include mpeg animations, shockwaves, Java 3D applets, etc. Categories are: Vector Fields: http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/vectorfields/index.htm Electrostatics: http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/index.htm Magnetostatics: http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/magnetostatics/index.htm Faraday's Law: http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/faraday/index.htm Light (EM waves): http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/light/index.htm Dipole Molecule in a Changing Field: See conceptually how the electromagnetic field of one charge will move a dipole molecule (water) around like a compass needle. http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/h2ob.html

Charging a Two-Sphere System by Induction: Using a Negatively-Charged Object http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/estatics/itsn.html Grounding a Positively-Charged Electroscope http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/estatics/gep.html Charging an Electrophorus Plate by Induction http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/estatics/epn.html Using a Negatively-Charged Object http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/estatics/epn.html Lightning: An Example Of A Natural Capacitor http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/lightning/ Resistance at the Molecular (Atomic?) Level http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/filamentresistance/ Kirchhoff's Rules (Circuit 1) http://www.lightlink.com/sergey/java/java/kirch5/index.html Ohm's Law http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/ohmslaw/ Variable Capacitors: Tuning A Radio Receiver http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/radio/ Induced magnetic field influences the direction of the compass needle http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/compass/ Pulsed Magnets http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/pulsedmagnet/ Crooke's Tube: Cathode Rays http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/crookestube/ How A Metal Detector Works: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/detector/ Faraday's Magnetic Field Induction Experiment http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/faraday/ or http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/faraday2/ Lenz's Law http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/lenzlaw/ DC Generator Action http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/generator/dc.html AC Generator Action http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/generator/ac.html Transformer http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/transformer/ Building A Transistor: How an individual Field Effect (FET) transistor is fabricated on a silicon wafer http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/transistor/ Electromagnetic Wave http://home.a-city.de/walter.fendt/physengl/emwave.htm Atomic Physics Absorption and Emission of Radiation (Photon) by an Atom http://www.lightlink.com/sergey/java/java/atomphoton/index.html Atomic Spectra http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/quantumzone/atomic_spectra.html X-Rays and CAT Scans http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/xray/index.html MRI Tutor http://128.227.164.224/mritutor/index.html The Whole Brain Atlas http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/home.html

Fluoroscope: A fun demonstration of what it looks like to "see" in the x-ray portion of the spectrum. http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/xray.html Schrödinger & Bohr Atomic Models: A side-by-side comparison of the Schrödinger and Bohr models of the hydrogen atom and how it absorbs and emits photons. http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/schroedinger.html Nuclear Physics The Rutherford Experiment http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/rutherford/ Rutherford Scattering: Thomson Model of an Atom vs. The Nuclear Model Thomson Model: http://www.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/rutherford/rutherford2.html Nuclear Model: http://www.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/rutherford/rutherford.html The Particle Adventure: An interactive tour of quarks, antimatter, neutrinos, the fundamental force, dark matter, accelerators, and particle detectors. http://ParticleAdventure.org/ Fusion - Physics of a fundamental energy source http://FusEdWeb.pppl.gov/CPEP/Chart.html Nuclear Science: The ABC's of nuclear science: antimatter, betarays, cosmic connection, and more. http://www.lbl.gov/abc/

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