Take your assignments for the current chapter and then put away your textbook and any handouts you may have recieved. Pick out a concepts of a question from your assignments that you do not understand fully of cannot or you are not sure about the right answer.

Some SITES you can use for extra credit assignments
(there's more on LINKS page and SIMS page and specific links on each chapter's page)

GO TO THE SIMS PAGE FOR SIMULATIONS LINKS!!!! Use these, or others you find to help you complete your assignments.

For each extra credit assignment you must use one from this colum

Martindale's On-line Calculators

and should use one of these.
links to over 18,000 calculators

and use these to find another one of any type.

General Physics Sites & online tutors

Sites With Simulations

physics search/list sites

How Stuff Works
The Physics Hypertextbook


Homework help from 1400+ Master's-PhD graduates

Physlink - Ask the Experts


Physics Central - http://www.physicscentral.com/

MIT OPEN COURSEWARE  http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html

Physics 2000 This site teaches many basic concepts in physics through interactive Java apps and colorful graphics. The site is a bit heavy graphically and navigation is somewhat confusing, however the interactive activities themselves are well-constructed and fun

Contemporary College Physics Simulation Library
MyPhysicsLab - Physics

Fear of Physics - http://www.fearofphysics.com/

educypedia - Java Applets

The Internet Pilot to Physics - This site provides links to other physics-related sites, a calendar, and a "Physics Forum." However, it is the "Virtual Laboratory" with Java Applets, VRML, and ShockWave demonstrations and applications that makes this site "cool."

Physics Unbound - An interesting collection of resources. There is information here on classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism,uatum mechanics, and more. ASTRONOMICAL DISTANCES - D.P. Hamilton, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland "You are in a spaceship leaving Earth to explore the Universe! How fast do you want to travel?" For more information see Astronomy Workshop Tools;

Physics Finder

PhysicsWeb - Resources

Physics Sites - espanol
Emilio Segre Visual Archive

COSMIC DISTANCE SCALES - INTERACTIVE - M. Masetti & K. Mukai, High Energy Astrophysics Science archive Researh Center (HEASARC), a service of the Laboratory for High-Energy Astrophysics (LHEA), Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA VERY EXTENSIVE. For more information see Education; High Energy Astrophysics Science archive Researh Center (HEASARC); Laboratory for High-Energy Astrophysics (LHEA) or the

Goddard Space Flight Center




Collisions: Light, Heavy, Same.

 Swinging Pendulums: Different starts. Strange things can happen when things spin.

Speed and Acceleration The science behind how something moves.

Why things fall: Fall Video. What is "the pull" in "the pull of gravity?"

Zero g: Zero g Video, A Pendulum.
How can you make gravity go away? Ball on a String
A ball is twirled on a string. Then the string is cut.... Shake it!

First one Down Throw one ball and drop another. Which one lands first?  

Things that Spin: The race, Wheel (still), Wheel (spinning).

Sound: 2D, How we hear, Play sounds. The Perpetual Motion Page - Plans and explanations for four perpetual-motion machines are on this page. The page includes an important disclaimer.
hotAIR - Rare and well-done tidbits from the Annals of Improbable Research - With areas of the web site dedicated to "Launching Stuff with Liquid Nitrogen," "Dry Ice bombs and Surgical Tubing Slingshots," and "The Periodic Table of the Presidents," how can you go wrong? The only disappointment was that the "Spamcam" was working. (Warning: Some of the experiments on this page can be dangerous.)
Shhockwave Player to view the site.

How a physicist would solve a problem. What is Friction?: An Experiment
Friction doesn't really want you to move; ever.

Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics - This terrific site explains aerodynamics to beginners through interactive animations, equations, images, and text.What happens when two things crash into each other?


ngineering Toolbox
Frank Potter s Science Gems

new york stete regents physics exam prep

Harvard -Physics Lecture Demonstrations - If you are interested in physics, this site is a must! From astronomy to magnetism to waves, this site covers it all. http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~scdiroff/lds/NewtonianMechanics/NM.html



Columbia http://columbia-physics.net/lecture_demonstrations/mechanics.htm

Explore Science - This site is one of the best we've come across for explaining scientific concepts.

Strange Writings: A Problem, Deciphered We can't see them, so what does an atom look like?

The Particle Adventure - Find answers to the eternal, fundamental questions of physics: "What is the world made of?" and "What holds it together?" The information on this site is clearly presented and well organized, with fabulous resources for teachers, including student activity sheets and links to particle physics education sites. (This site uses Flash and Shockwave)

Stanford Linear Accelerator - Have you ever wondered what a linear accelerator really does? This cleanly organized site offers clear explanations of an advanced area of physics.

The ABCs of Nuclear Science - A soup-to-nuts site exploring the atom, with a detailed glossary and many activities and high-school level experiments. This site requires frames and, due to its horizontal layout, may be hard to view on small monitors. paper airplanes. This site is a good resource for paper airplane aerodynamics, paper airplane history, and instructions for building super paper airplanes!What is an Atom?: Orbits, Quantum, The Atom.

The Internet Plasma Physics Education eXpereince (IPPEX) - Designed for middle school and high school students, this site provides an excellent introduction to plasma physics.
The Particle Adventure - What is the world made of? What holds it together? The Particle Adventure tries to answer these questions and more. A great introduction to particle physics.

The Cyber Sports Tour
Physics of Sports  -A complete course on the physics of sports
Tennesee Football Physics
Univ of Nebraska - Football Physics
Lance Armstrong makes the Tour climbs look easy. Ever wonder how he does it

Amusement Park Physics - This site combines an introduction to the basic physics of the rides with some historical notes on the rides themselves.

Aerodynamics in Sports Technology - Want to know how topspin works to curve a tennis shot? This resource offers college level investigations into the complex aerodynamics of tennis, plus excellent lesson plans and curriculum resources.

Roller Coasters: Free Rides.
Sure they're fun...and loaded with Physics too!

 Make your Jump Shot: Video, Ball Ride.
The science behind making a shot in basketball

Animated Engines - These pages are an attempt to share the magic of mechanical engines through animated examples

Make your Jump Shot: Video, Ball Ride.
The science behind making a shot in basketball. Seesaws
Can you help two kids ride a seesaw?

How Things Fly - Learn about airplanes, gliders, rockets and more through fun interactive animations. This site is by NASA.


EARTH IMPACT EFFECTS PROGRAM(TRY THIS !!!) - R. Marcus, H.J. Melosh, & G. Collins, Department of Planetary Sciences Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, College of Science, College of Science, University of Arizona, Tucson VERY VERY EXTENSIVE. "...will estimate the seismic, blast wave, and thermal effects of an impact as well as the size of the crater produced by the impact..." For more information see H. Jay Melosh's Home Page or the Department of Planetary Sciences

Physicists on the Money - Throughout history, many physicists have been honored by having their pictures printed on money. This site presents images of the currency, which can be surprisingly beautiful, along with links to biographical information about the scientists.


C-ship: Relativistic Ray Traced Images
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at the Brookhaven National Laboratory - Find out what happens when an ion is smashed! At this site, you can take a virtual tour of the Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Learn about particle physics and the cutting-edge research being done in the field, watch an animation of a collision, and learn about the construction of the collideRelated Resources

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)

Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) at MIT

The Supernova Nexus


Why Satellites Don't Fall
How is it that they stay up there? \
Einstein's Relativity: The Special and General Theory

 The Doppler Effect: Why, Hear it.

Sometimes we don't hear what we're supposed to.

Einstein's Relativity: The house.

Paper Airplane - The author of this site holds the Guinness world record for time aloft for


Cart Throws Ball If a cart throws a ball, where will the ball land?

SOLAR SYSTEM SIMULATOR - Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), NASA VERY VERY EXTENSIVE. For more information see Space Library or Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)


Astronomy Picture of the Day

Cosmic Evolution: From Big Bang to Humankind - This site traces the cosmic origin and evolution of matter and energy from the Big Bang to 12 billion years later. You'll learn from movies, diagrams, animations and educational activities. From Tufts University, Wright Center for Science Education, and the Foundation for the Future. You'll need the free QuickTime Player and RealPlayer for the movies.

Astronomy Workshop or the Department of Astronomy

Lunar and Planetary Laboratory


TODAY'S PLANETS POSITION: VISUALIZE SOLAR SYSTEM AT A GIVEN EPOCH (JAVA APPLET) - Dieter Egger, Alpha-World, Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie, Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Germany) For more information see

Sun, Earth, Moon: Orbit, Eclipses, On Moon, On Sun, Moon Phases
Stuff involving these three heavenly bodies.Astro Applets; Applets or Dieter Egger's Home Page

tiRIGEE AND APOGEE CALCULATOR - J. Walker, Switzerland "To display the date, time, and distance of lunar perigees and apogees for a given year, enter the year in the box and press "Calculate"." For more information see

Special Relativity Index & AnimationsSpace & Time

Relativity - Study Materials

Relativity on the World Wide Web.

Academic Directory on Special Relativity

Welcome to Earth and Moon Viewer or John Walker's Home Page

BUILD A SOLAR SYSTEM - The Exploratorium VERY VERY EXTENSIVE. For more information see The Exploratorium
SOLAR SYSTEM (JAVA APPLET) - E. L. Gans, Department of French, UCLA "Both the planets and their orbits are approximately to scale with each other, but the planet scale is much larger than than the orbit scale, and the sun is not in scale with either." For more information see Eric L. Gans Home Page


Another one (with comet)
VERY COOL!!The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere - Learn how the earth produces this field, and how the field is affected by "magnetic storms" from space!

Antimatter: Mirror of the Universe - where it is made, and how it is already part of our lives."

 http://www.exploratorium.edu/origins/cern/ CERN, home of the world's largest particle accelerator, at

LUNAR PERIGEE AND APOGEE CALCULATOR - J. Walker, Switzerland "To display the date, time, and distance of lunar perigees and apogees for a given year, enter the year in the box and press "Calculate"." For more information see Welcome to Earth and Moon Viewer or John Walker's Home Page








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