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Flash Animations for Physics. Animations and interactive demos available in many varieties, such as classical mechanics, nuclear, quantum, and relativistic. There's even a nice explanation of the forces at work in Curling. And if that doesn't wet your geek whistle, then take a peek at the patterns of Visual Math.
posted by Gamblor (7 comments total)

 
Excepting the usual wankery around the "golden" ratio, that is perhaps the best site on that sort of thing I have ever seen. The minimal surfaces bit was a really nice touch, as I'm writing my undergrad thesis on a related topic.
posted by Hactar at 10:21 AM on November 11, 2005


Neat-O.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:25 AM on November 11, 2005


Nifty. Those are nice, but these are prettier.
posted by JParker at 10:45 AM on November 11, 2005


Colors are not accurate

(disclaimer on Bohr's atomic model)
posted by springload at 12:06 PM on November 11, 2005


Thanks! This actually will help me a lot - I'm taking physics right now.
posted by blendor at 1:29 PM on November 11, 2005


Hmm. I've seen some good illustrations of relativistic physics, but this was not one of them.

In fact, the very idea of explaining it in 6 simple slides is itself quite suspect.
posted by bjrubble at 1:33 PM on November 11, 2005


Neat. As a well-groomed canuck, I've curled since childhood. The last animation gives a pretty good theory for why rocks curl, but it's still anyone's guess. Read Jay Ingram's excellent book The Velocity of Honey for a hilarious review of the literature on the matter. (Lots of other neat everyday quandaries in that book).
posted by Popular Ethics at 3:08 PM on November 11, 2005


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