Physics simulators. Lots of physics simulators.
February 3, 2007 9:47 AM   Subscribe

PhET - Physics Education Technology offers this astoundingly large library of online physics simulations. Play orbital billiards. Land on a cheesy moon. Experiment with sound. Or try more advanced quantum physics simulators. Still bored? Try the "cutting edge" catagory. Here's the complete index. (Warnings: Frames, Flash, Javascript, Java applets, graphics, sound, quantum timesuck.)
posted by loquacious (7 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, this looks like a great resource (and fun too), thanks!
posted by amyms at 10:07 AM on February 3, 2007

Great links! Thanks.
posted by RussHy at 10:11 AM on February 3, 2007

Thanks, best of the web! - setting up those mini solar systems is quite trippy, and educational.
posted by Rumple at 11:36 AM on February 3, 2007

For a math and physics teacher like me this is an invaluable source. Thanks!
posted by amf at 2:09 PM on February 3, 2007

Another great resource for math/science teachers is Project Interactivate made by Shodor. Also if you have time you should browse through the National Science Digital Library. It has a ton resources just like the PhET and Project Interactivate.
posted by roguewraith at 3:04 PM on February 3, 2007

Carl Wieman, one of the people behind PhET, is a Nobel Prize winner.
posted by lukemeister at 4:55 PM on February 3, 2007

Wonderful stuff: almost wish I had a cat to watch the oscillating Wave on a String.
posted by cenoxo at 7:35 PM on February 3, 2007

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