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Free Instructional Sites:
Physics For Beginners - a complete online introductory course in the basic concepts of physics, designed for people who have had little or no experience in physics and requiring minimal mathematics, covering Newton's laws of motion, force and acceleration, kinematics, gravity, uniform circular motion and much more
Amusement Park Physics - a look at how physics laws affect the design of amusement park rides such as the roller coaster, the carousel and
bumpercars
Animated Engines - an instructional guide to internal combustion, steam and stirling engines, using colorful animated gifs and instructive annotations to demonstrate exactly how each specific engine works
Einstein Light - detailed, sequential instruction on Einstein's theory of special relativity and the the relativity of predecessors Galileo and Newton using interactive animations and film clips, covering mechanics and Galilean relativity, electricity and magnetism, the principle of special relativity, time dilation, E = mc² and much more
Glenbrook South Physics Home Page - a large number of multimedia physics tutorials and guides at the high school level, covering such topics as kinematics, newton's laws, vectors, motion and forces, momentum and its conservation, work, energy, and powe, circular motion and satellite motion, Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity, static electricity, current electricity, waves, sound waves and music, light waves and color, reflection and the ray model of light, refraction and the ray model of light and much more
Grains of Mystique - an illustrated introduction to the concepts of quantum physics, not requiring knowledge of advanced mathematics
Intro to Quantum Mechanics - a short illustrated introductory guide to the principles of quantum mechanics, covering what quantum mechanics is, why quantum mechanics was developed, why classical physics is still used, the importance of quantum mechanics, the concept of discrete energy levels, the wave-particle duality of light and matter, quantum tunneling, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, the spin of a particle, the Schrödinger equation, what a wave packet is and more
Light and Matter - a series of illustrated, online introductory physics textbooks, Newtonian physics, conservation laws, vibrations and waves, electricity and magnetism, optics, the modern revolution in physics and more
Motion Mountain Textbook - a 1500-page online modern physics textbook in PDF format, covering classical physics, quantum theory and relativity in extensive detail
Order - A closer look at chaos - a digital textbook intended to introduce the mathematics of chaos to non-mathematicians, in plain language, assuming only a solid high school math background
Physclips - interactive and animated lessons on physics topics appropriate for introductory university or senior high school, covering such broad categories as electricity and magnetism, waves and sound and mechanics, with specific instruction on constant acceleration, AC circuits, centre of mass, circular motion, drift velocity and ohm's law, electric motors and generators, energy and power, filters, gravity, Homopolar motors and generators, momentum, Newton's laws, oscillations, projectiles, rotation, simple harmonic motion, the doppler effect, the electromagnetic spectrum, transformers, travelling waves, weight and contact forces and more
Physics 2000 - interactive tutorials that teach the physics behind X-Rays and CAT scans, electromagnetic waves and particles, the quantum atom, microwave ovens, lasers, TV and laptop screen and more
The Elegant Universe - a 24-part, video-based documentary on string theory for lay people, covering such topics as what strings are, Einstein's view of gravity, the Standard Model, the higher dimensions of the universe, quantum mechanics, parallel universes, supersymmetry and more
The Particle Adventure - a detailed and illustrated interactive tutorial about the Standard Model Theory of particle physics, answering such questions as "What is Fundamental?", "Of What is the World Made?", "What Holds It Together?", "How Do We Know Any of This?", "How Do We Detect What's Happening?", "How Do We Experiment With Tiny Particles?" and "How Do We Interpret Our Data?"
The Pendulum Lab - a virtual lecture room where you can learn basic issues like harmonic oscillator and resonance but also advanced topics like parametric resonance, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos, and a virtual laboratory where you can do hands-on experiments with Java applets (some basic knowledge of calculus is helpful)
Virtual Physics Laboratory - interactive Java applets and text used to explain various theories and phenomena, including vector addition, theorem of Pythagoras, a traffic light system, bouncing balls, a pulley, frictional force and motion, Brownian Motion, reflection/refraction,the physics of rainbow and much more
What is Chaos? - a brief, five-lesson online course in Chaos theory, covering "The Philosophy of Determinism", "Initial Conditions, Uncertainty of Measurements", "Dynamical Instabilities" and "Manifestations of Chaos"
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