- Physics at Appleby College
A comprehensive collection of Java Applets on Light, Waves, Sound and Electromagnetism. Suitable for grades 6 to 12.
MyPhysicsLab Physics Simulations in Java
MyPhysicsLab is a new way to learn about physics using simulations -- kind of like a video game -- these simulations are interactive, animated, running in real-time using Java. Like a window into a real physics laboratory, you'll instantly manipulate things like pendulums, roller coasters, colliding blocks, springs, etc. and learn about the physics and math behind them. You can move objects or change parameters like gravity or friction. Java technology allows the simulations to run at high speeds on any computer, and the open-source code is freely available.
A brief overview of chaos theory and applications in classical mechanics.
Lagrange, Joseph Louis
A biography written with reference to his peers; includes quotations and references to his works.
The Simple Plane Pendulum
This applet illustrates the simple plane pendulum, with or without damping. The user enters the damping coefficient and initial conditions, and the applet animates the pendulum's motion and plots the angular velocity versus the angle. Such a plot is called a phase portrait.
A 33 page postscript file for a course on classical mechanics, including Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics.
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics
A detailed introduction to the basic features and mathematical formalisms involved.
d'Alembert - Jean Le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783)
Helped to resolve the controversy in mathematical physics over the conservation of kinetic energy by improving Newton's definition of force. A biography with references to his work and contemporaries, as well as affiliated organisations.