Physics animations


in Geek stuff, Science

If your math / physics geek tendencies have not been properly addressed lately, you may want to have a look at these physics related flash animations. They run from basic kinematics through to relativity, quantum mechanics, and chaos theory.

This method for evaluating the area of a circle as a limit is very intuitive. Lorenz attractors continue to confuse me, despite Wikipedia.

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R.K. September 4, 2007 at 12:44 am

Some of these are great.

Bunimovich Stadium really illustrates how small differences in initial conditions can have big effects.

The 3 body gravitational problem is very abstract and pretty. Try it with four planets and suns of quite different masses.

Milan September 4, 2007 at 12:51 am

This Doppler Wave applet makes it easy to understand the physics of sonic booms.

Try setting it to 75, then 80, then 85. 80 is effectively the speed of sound in this system.

. October 1, 2007 at 2:34 pm

Here is a similar sort of site:

Physics Education Technology Project (PhET)
Also described here

Milan December 14, 2007 at 8:42 am

See also:

Microbiology on display
Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Entertaining physics demonstrations
December 13th, 2007

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