In this activity from the PTRA manual "Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics", students predict the landing point of a pendulum bob if its string is cut at the bottom of its swing. Energy...
This website, by Tom Henderson of Glenbrook South High School, offers a lesson explaining statics and equilibrium. It is the third in a unit on Forces in Two Dimensions and the previous lessons can be found on the left...
This site is a descriptive tutorial of electromagnetic waves. It contains an interactive applet which allows visitors to drag the charge and adjust the spring tension and see what vibrations result. Fundamental...
This Physics Central feature provides historical background for chaos theory. It also describes three recent investigations in this field--weather patterns, population dynamics, and the dripping faucet. On the right...
This is a simple pendulum laboratory activity from the PTRA manual "Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics". The activity is typical for studying a pendulum and includes minimum directions. An...
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