physics Simulations

modern

The Bohr / de Broglie Model

Change the energy level of the electron in this Bohr Model

Quantum Scattering

Change the parameters affecting quantum scattering.

momentum

Cats in a raft

Tossing cats from a raft has never been this fun!

electrostatics

Electric Dipole in an Electric Field

Adjust the field strength and observe the effects on the dipole

light

Double Slit Intensity graph

Adjust the variables in a double slit experimental setup to see their effects on the intensity plot.

historical

Force and Motion

A replica of an old simulation.

forces

A Block on a Ramp, with Friction

See how a block on a ramp will respond to the angle of the ramp and a shoving force.

kinematics

A kinematic cart simulator

See the ball fall back into the cup.

Plot the Kinematics of an Elevator

See three graphs of position, velocity, and acceleration for an elevator moving up and down.

oscillations

Pendulum with plots

See how a pendulum correlates with the kinematic variables

A Spring and its parameters

Adjust the parameters of a spring mass system and see the effects

optics

Ray Diagram

Change the parameters for a converging lens system

rotation

A rotating wheel

See the tangential velocity vectors on a rotating wheel.

circular-motion

Simple Solar System

add planets to a simple solar system

sound

Radially Propagating Sound Waves

soundwaves are oscillations in pressure as function of position and time.

Standing Sound Waves in a Closed-Closed Tube

soundwaves are oscillations in pressure as function of position and time.

Standing Sound Waves in a Closed-Open Tube

soundwaves are oscillations in pressure as function of position and time.

Standing Sound Waves in an Open-Open Tube

soundwaves are oscillations in pressure as function of position and time.

Soundwaves

soundwaves are oscillations in pressure as function of position and time.

Two Speakers - 1D interference

The spacing between two speakers changes the interference of the sound waves.

waves

A Standing Wave with Labels

standing wave labeled with node and antinode

A Standing Wave

standing wave formed by two traveling waves

Change the coefficients that determine a traveling sine wave

Traveling Wave Amplitude

Note how the amplitude affects a transverse traveling wave

Traveling Wave Vectors

Visualize the velocity of the constituent particles of a traveling wave.

Traveling Wave

A simple traveling wave

Wave in a medium

See the wavelength change as a wave passing thought different mediums

Rotations and Torque

Torque on a Wrench

Adjust the position, angle, and magnitude of a force applied on a wrench.

astronomy Simulations

historical

Epicycles Simulator

A tool to visualize epicycles

cosmology

Expanding Universe

An expanding universe has no center.

orbits

Kepler's Second Law

Equal Areas in Equal times

Tidal Forces

Observe the effects of tidal forces on a two body system

Two Body Orbits - One large

One large and one small body in orbit

Two Body Orbits

Two bodies orbiting a common barycenter

basics

Solar day vs. Sidereal day

A solar day is just a little longer than a sidereal day. See how!

math Simulations

functions

The Origins of Sine and Cosine Functions

Rotations around the unit circle can make sinusoidal functions.

Change the coefficients that determine a parabola

Change the coefficients that determine a basic sine function

A Decaying Sinusoidal Function

Change the coefficients that determine a basic sine function

Square Wave Fourier Series

Summing up certain sine waves will produce a square wave

Beating shown graphically

Add two sine waves and change the relative frequency of one, slightly

Sum of Two Sine Waves

Add two sine waves and change the relative phase

Triangle Wave Fourier Series

Summing up certain sine waves will produce a triangle wave

vectors

Random Walk

A Random walk or two or twenty

algebra

Visualizing Averages

The average of any two quantities can be seen graphically