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Choose from the following options. All my applets require the Macromedia Shockwave plug-in.

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Kinematics

Vector composition

This a classic vector addition applet.

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Acceleration and Velocity

The purpose of this applet is to provide a visual illustration of the concepts of velocity and acceleration for two-dimensional motion.


Velocity Composition

This applet illustrates the principle of velocity composition using the example of a boat on a river.

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Selected by the SciLinks program, a service of National Science Teachers Association. Copyright 2001.


Optics

Vision

This is a fun applet that I designed to help illustrate the principle of accommodation in human (and animal) vision.


Rainbow

This applet shows an interactive ray tracing diagram for the reflection of light in a transparent sphere, as in the formation of a rainbow.



Selected by the SciLinks program, a service of National Science Teachers Association. Copyright 2001.


Color addition

Create all the color of the rainbow by mixing red, green, and blue, three primary colors.


Color subtraction

Create all the color of the rainbow by mixing yellow, cyan, and magenta, three primary colors.


Thin film coating

Investigate the physics of nonreflective coatings for optical instruments.


Electricity

Impedance

This applet illustrates the concept of impedance in RLC AC circuits.

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Waves and oscillations

Wave Interference

This applet illustrates the principles of constructive and destructive interference in transversal waves.


Harmonics

This applet generates animations showing various standing wave patterns.


Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics

This applet simulates four types of transformations in a contained gas, generating P-V and P-T diagrams in real time.

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