# Physics Applets & Animations

MATH & MEASUREMENT

Measurement Tutorials [website]
http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/measurement/index.shtml

Significant Figures Game [applet]
http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/applist/sigfig/sig.htm

Masses and Springs (Hooke’s Law) [applet]

Stopwatch [applet]
http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/time/basic/simulate2/applet.html

Reaction Time [applet]
http://www.getyourwebsitehere.com/jswb/rttest01.html

Sight vs. Sound Reaction Time [applet]
http://host.explorelearning.com/ESClassic/reflex.htm

Print Free Graph Paper [website]
http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com

LINEAR MOTION

Position & Velocity Graph 3D Animator
http://www.ap-physics-online.com/page.cfm/motion

Moving Man Interactive Motion Graphs [applet]

Tangent Line Visualizer [applet]
http://www.unc.edu/~upshaw/Java/TanSec.html

Position Graph / Motion Map Visualizer [applet]
http://www.webassign.net/serway/af/AF_0202.swf

Motion Graph Practice [applet]
http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/shwave/graph.html

Linear Motion Vectors: Velocity or Acceleration? [applet]

Linear Motion Vectors: Maze Game [applet]

VECTORS

http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/resultant.htm

Boat and River 1 [applet]
http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/Phys/shwave/rboat.html

Boat and River 2 [applet]
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeoacw1/velocity_composition.html

Boat and River 3 [applet]
http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/java/RelV2.html

More Vector Applets [applet]
http://www.batesville.k12.in.us/Physics/APPhyNet/Vectors/index.html

Determine the Equilibrant [applet]
http://mysite.verizon.net/res6pa7x/forcetableran.swf

Vector Bomb [game]
http://www.smgaels.org/physics/home/animations3/forces/vectorRshoot.html

Dot and Cross Product (AP) [applet]

Dot Product (AP) [applet]

NEWTON’S LAWS

Forces in an Elevator [applet]
http://turing.kingsu.ca/~map/java/applets/elevator/applet.html

Weight Components and Inclined Planes [applet]
http://turing.kingsu.ca/~map/java/applets/incline_friction/applet.html

Inertia Games [applet]
http://staweb.sta.cathedral.org/departments/science/physics/inertiagames/

Free Body Diagram Practice [applet]
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/shwave/fbd.cfm

Seat Belts Save Lives [movie]
http://media.pearsoncmg.com/bc/aw_young_physics_11/pt1a/Media/DescribingMotion/SeatBeltsSaveLives/Movie3.mov

First Law Challenge [game]
http://www.smgaels.org/physics/home/animations3/forces/firstLawChallenge.html

Asteroids [game]
http://www.compuwing.com/fun/asteroids/asteroids.html

Cuberoids [game]
http://www.mediamacros.com/item/item-973543631/

Common Coefficients of Friction [website]
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/friction-coefficients-d_778.html

TORQUE AND ROTATIONAL MOTION

Center of Mass [applet]
http://host.explorelearning.com/ESClassic/cofmass.htm

Moment of Inertia [applet]
http://host.explorelearning.com/ESClassic/momofI.htm

PROJECTILE MOTION

Dropping and Shooting [applet]
http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Harrison/Flash/ClassMechanics/TwoBallsGravity/TwoBallsGravity.html

Projectile Motion [applet]
http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/projectile.htm

Projectiles at an Angle (quantitative) [applet]
http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/ProjectileMotion/jarapplet.html

Projectiles at an Angle 2 [applet]

Motorcycle Jump & Monkey Shoot (side/top views, vectors) [applet]
http://www.mhhe.com/physsci/physical/giambattista/proj/projectile.html

Dueling Cannons [applet]
http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/java/projectile/projectile.html

Shoot the Cyclops [game]
http://www.smgaels.org/physics/home/animations3/monkey.html

Yeti Sports [game]
http://www.yetisports.org

Destroy the Castle [game]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/trebuchet/destroywave.html

Slingshot Santa [game]
http://www.fetchfido.co.uk/games/slingshot_santa/slingshot_santa.htm

Bowman [game]
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/bowman.html

CIRCULAR MOTION

Circular Motion (X-Y component form) [applet]
http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/circmotion.htm

Circular Motion: Velocity or Acceleration? [applet]

Tension in a Vertical Circle [applet]

Alien Invasion [game]
http://www.smgaels.org/physics/home/animations3/centripShoot.html

Inertia Games [applet]
http://staweb.sta.cathedral.org/departments/science/physics/inertiagames/

GRAVITATION

Kepler’s Laws 1 [applet]
http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/flashlets/kepler6.htm

Kepler’s Laws 2 [applet]
http://www.physics.sjsu.edu/Tomley/kepler.html

Kepler’s Laws (What is the mass of the star?) [applet]
http://faculty.cns.uni.edu/%7Emorgan/ajjar/Kepler/kepler3g.html

Extra-solar Planet 3D Atlas [applet]
http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/documents/dswmedia/3duniverse.html

Newton’s Cannon I [applet]
http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/java/projectileOrbit/projectileOrbit.html

Newton’s Cannon II [applet]
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/orbits1.shtml

Newton’s Cannon III [applet]
http://waowen.screaming.net/revision/force&motion/ncananim.htm

Orbit Simulator I [applet]

Orbit Simulator II [applet]

Binary Orbit Simulator [applet]
http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/guidry/java/binary/binary.html

Escape Velocity Cannon [applet]
http://www.vjc.moe.edu.sg/fasttrack/physics/EscapeVelocity.dcr

Gravity [game]
http://www.miniclip.com/gravity.htm

Spaced Penguin [game]

ENERGY

Potential Energy Curve Visualizer (AP C) [applet]
http://rt210.sl.psu.edu/simulations/physlets/EnergizerSimulation_dsp.html

Energy Bar Chart Interactive [applet]

http://rlgreene.org/Illuminations/html/WorkEnergy/EnergyConservation/EnergyBarCharts.html

Masses and Springs (PEs) [applet]

Horsepower of an Engine [animation and info]

Energy Song [mp3]
http://www.acme.com/jef/science_songs/kinetic_potential-32.mp3

Honda Cog Commercial [movie]
http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/cs/honda/051303/honda.html

Interactive Rollercoaster 1 [applet]
http://virtual.questacon.edu.au/rollercoaster/

Interactive Rollercoaster 2 [applet]
http://www.funderstanding.com/k12/coaster/

Design A Rollercoaster [website]
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/parkphysics/coaster/

Rollercoaster Game Simulation [applet]
http://puzzling.caret.cam.ac.uk/game.php?game=roller

Trebuchet Simulator [applet]
http://www.globalspec.com/trebuchet/

MOMENTUM

Elastic and Inelastic Collisions [applet]
http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/collision.htm

Inertia Games [applet]
http://staweb.sta.cathedral.org/departments/science/physics/inertiagames/

1-D Collisions w/ CM Frame [applet]
http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/viewtopic.php?t=20

2-D Collisions [applet]
http://physci.kennesaw.edu/javamirror/explrsci/dswmedia/2dcollis.htm

2-D Collisions w/ CM Frame [applet]
http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/Collision/jarapplet.html

OSCILLATIONS

Masses and Springs (Spring Bobs) [applet]

SHM: Velocity or Acceleration? [applet]

STATIC ELECTRICITY

Electrostatic Force Model
http://www.hal-pc.org/~clement/Simulations/Physlets/Electrostatics/Two%20charges.html

Balloons and Static Electricity [applet]

Electroscope [applet]
http://www.shep.net/resources/curricular/physics/P30/Unit2/electroscope.html

Charges and Fields [applet]

Electric Field of Dreams [applet]

Electric Field Mapping [applet]
http://physics.weber.edu/amiri/director/DCRfiles/Electricity/efiel24s.dcr

Electric Field Vectors and Lines [applet]
http://qbx6.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/efield.shtml

Electric Field Lines (tres cool) [applet]
http://www.zahniser.net/~physics/field.html

Electric Field Lines [applet]
http://www.surendranath.org/Applets/Electricity/FieldLines/FieldLinesApplet.html

Millikan’s Oil Drop Experiment [applet]
http://www.webassign.net/serway/af/AF_1521.swf

The E-field Game [applet]
http://www.batesville.k12.in.us/physics/PHYNET/e&m/efields_&_potential/efgApplet/EFieldGame.html

Electric Field Hockey [applet]

John Travoltage [applet]

CURRENT ELECTRICITY

Circuit Construction Kit [Java 1.4]

Current Animation [applet]
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/filamentresistance/index.html

Simple Circuit, Resistance, Energy [Flash]
http://www.jburroughs.org/science/mschober/circuits/circuit.swf

Voltmeter/Ammeter [applet]
http://physics.weber.edu/amiri/director/dcrfiles/electricity/OhmS.dcr

MAGNETISM

Magnet Man Experiments and Explanations [website]

Bar Magnet B-Field [applet]
http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/mfbar.htm

Wire B-Field [applet]
http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/mfwire.htm

TV Screen Electron Beam [applet]

Interactive Electromagnetic Induction [applet]

Electric Generator [applet]
http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/generator_e.htm

Electric Motor [applet]
http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/electricmotor.htm

B Force on Moving Charge [applet]
http://www.schulphysik.de/suren/MovChgMag/MovChgMag.html

SpaceWeather Center [website]
http://www.spaceweathercenter.org

WAVES

Japenese Wave Pool

Virtual Ripple Tank [applet]

Longitudinal Waves 1 [applet]
http://www.surendranath.org/Applets/Waves/Lwave01/Lwave01Applet.html

Longitudinal Waves 2 [animation]
http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/Demos/waves/wavemotion.html

Transverse Waves [applet]
http://www.surendranath.org/Applets/Waves/Twave01/Twave01Applet.html

Interactive Transverse Waves [applet]

Speed Frequency Wavelength [flash]
http://www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk/schools/lesson2/flash/relation.swf

In-Phase / Out-of-Phase [animation]
http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/Demos/superposition/superposition.html

Constructive Interference [applet]
http://www2.biglobe.ne.jp/~norimari/science/JavaEd/e-wave2.html

Destructive Interference [applet]
http://www2.biglobe.ne.jp/~norimari/science/JavaEd/e-wave3.html

Wave Superposition [applet]
http://webphysics.davidson.edu/applets/Examples_From_Others/super2.htm

Interference of 2 Point Sources [applet]
http://www.ngsir.netfirms.com/englishhtm/Interference.htm

Tuning Fork Nodes/Antinodes [animation]
http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/forkanim.html

Standing Waves on a Rope [applet]
http://www.ngsir.netfirms.com/englishhtm/StatWave.htm

Standing Waves on a Rope (Harmonics) [applet]
http://www.ngsir.netfirms.com/englishhtm/TwaveStatA.htm

Standing Waves 1 (longitude & transverse) [animation]
http://members.aol.com/nicholashl/waves/stationarywaves.html

Standing Waves 2 (via reflection) [applet]
http://www2.biglobe.ne.jp/~norimari/science/JavaEd/e-wave5.html

Standing Waves 3 (via opposite trains) [applet]
http://www2.biglobe.ne.jp/~norimari/science/JavaEd/e-wave4.html

Standing Waves 4 [animation]
http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/Demos/superposition/superposition.html

Plane Wave Front Reflection [animation]
http://members.aol.com/nicholashl/waves/reflection1.html

Changing Mediums [applet]
http://users.wpi.edu/~hkim/physics/refraction.swf

Wave Front Refraction [applet]
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/particleorwave/refraction/index.html

Wave Train Refraction [applet]
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/refraction/refractionmono/index.html

Diffraction Thru Opening [flash]
http://www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk/schools/lesson3/flash/diffraction2.swf

SOUND

Wine Glass Breaking [videos]
http://www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk/feschools/waves/wine3video.htm

Beats 1 [applet]
http://www.surendranath.org/Applets/Waves/Beats/BeatsApplet.html

Harmonics Mixer with Audio [applet]
http://library.thinkquest.org/19537/cgi-bin/showharm.cgi

Longitudinal Harmonics [applet]
http://www.physics.smu.edu/~olness/www/03fall1320/applet/pipe-waves.html

Transverse Harmonics [applet]
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeoacw1/harmonics.html

Doppler Shift 1 [applet]
http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/applist/doppler/d.htm

Doppler Shift 2 [applet]
http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/flashlets/doppler.htm

Doppler Shift 3 [applet]
http://www.surendranath.org/Applets/Waves/Doppler/DopplerSMApplet.html

Doppler Shift 4 [Shockwave]
http://www.stmary.ws/physics/home/animations3/waves/DopplerEffectTrain.html

Doppler Shift 4 [Shockwave]
http://www.stmary.ws/physics/home/review/waves/DopplerEffect.swf

http://www.stmary.ws/physics/home/animations3/waves/doppler.html

LIGHT

Color Perception [Flash]

Electromagnetic Wave 1 [animation]
http://www.isvr.soton.ac.uk/SPCG/Tutorial/Tutorial/Tutorial_files/light1.gif

Electromagnetic Wave 2 [applet]
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/emwave/index.html

Oscillating Charge 1 [applet]

Oscillating Charge 2 [Shockwave]
http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Harrison/Flash/EM/LightWave/electricfieldwaves2.swf

Specular Diffuse Reflection [applet]
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/reflection/specular/index.html

Snell’s Law [applet]
http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/kap25/Snell/app.htm

Refraction and Total Internal Reflection [Shockwave]
http://www.stmary.ws/physics/home/review/waves/Refraction.swf

Critical Angle 1 [applet]
http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/java/light/flashLight.html

Critcal Angle 2 [applet]
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/refraction/criticalangle/index.html

Extrasolar Planets (Light Doppler) [applet]
http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/Planet_Finder/planetfinder.html

Red Shift / Blue Shift [applet]
http://earthsci.terc.edu/content/visualizations/es2802/es2802page01.cfm?chapter_no=visualization

Polarization [applet]
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/3dpolarized/index.html

Refraction / Dispersion [applet]
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/refraction/refractionangles/index.html

Young’s Double Slit Interactive [applet]
http://vsg.quasihome.com/interfer.htm

Young’s Double Slit 1 [Shockwave]
http://www.stmary.ws/physics/home/animations3/waves/youngs_2_slit_redo.html

Young’s Double Slit 2 [applet]
http://www.surendranath.org/Applets/Optics/Slits/DoubleSlit/DblSltApplet.html

Young’s Double Slit 3 [applet]
http://online.cctt.org/physicslab/content/applets/doubleslit/slits.htm

OPTICS

Convex Lens Interactive Ray Diagram [Flash]

MODERN PHYSICS

Quark Combiner [applet]
http://www.lon-capa.org/~mmp/applist/q/q.htm

Photoelectric Effect 1 [applet]
http://web.hep.uiuc.edu/home/tstelzer/102project/pe.htm

Photoelectric Effect 2 [Shockwave]
http://www.stmary.ws/physics/home/animations3/modernPhysics/photoelectricEffect.html

Photons and Bohr Transitions [Shockwave]
http://www.stmary.ws/physics/home/animations3/modernPhysics/bohr_transitions.html

Atoms and Spectra Interactive [Shockwave]
http://spiff.rit.edu/classes/phys301/lectures/spec_lines/Atoms_Nav.swf

Absorption/Emission Spectra of Elements [applet]
http://jersey.uoregon.edu/vlab/elements/Elements.html

Compton Effect [applet]

Rutherford Scattering Animation [website]
http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/Applets/rutherford/rutherford.html

Michelson-Morley Experiment [applet]
http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/flashlets/mmexpt6.htm

Time Dilation Light Clock [applet]
http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/flashlets/lightclock.swf

GAMES

SodaConstructor [game]
http://www.sodaplay.com/

VIDEO ANALYSIS

RIT LivePhysics Videos
http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/LPVideos.php

Rutgers Physics Quicktime Movies
http://paer.rutgers.edu/pt3/movie_list1.php

Doane Physics Quicktime Movies
http://physics.doane.edu/physicsvideolibrary/default.html

Doane Biomechanics Movies
http://www.doane.edu/hpp/PublicFiles/BiomechanicsMedia.htm

Texas A&M .AVI Movies
http://www.science.tamu.edu/CMSE/videoanalysis/

University of Munich Movies (German)
http://www.physik.uni-muenchen.de/didaktik/Computer/DAVID/video.htm

RPI Studio Physics Movies and Labs
http://www.rpi.edu/dept/phys/Courses/phys1/activities.htm

Vidshell Video Clips
http://webphysics.nhctc.edu/vidshell/clips.html

Coastal Carolina University Videos and Labs
http://kingfish.coastal.edu/physics/phys211/dinge/

Video Analysis on the Web
http://electron9.phys.utk.edu/video/

Explore Science (precursor to ExploreLearning)
http://physci.kennesaw.edu/javamirror/explrsci/dswmedia/index.htm

Northwestern Virtual Physics Lab

Univeristy of Calgary Applets and Flash Animations
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~alphy/MAP/workinprogr/CalgaryApplets.html

The Physics Ancillary Animations
http://www.members.aol.com/judsonewagner/

Computer Animations of Physical Processes

Explore Science Shockwave Collection
http://chmtmc.aug.edu/ColbertWeb/demos/ExplrSci/dswmedia/index.htm

MSU Applet Collection
http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/applist/applets.htm

Virtual Labs and Simulations
http://websites.kahoks.org/Richert_Gary/sciweb/applets.html

Univeristy of Iowa Demonstration Index w/ Movies

Physics Photo Contest
http://www.aapt.org/Contests/photocontest.cfm

Build a Paper Trebuchet
http://www.fryerskits.com/trebindex.htm

Whys Guy Demo Videos
http://www.hep.uiuc.edu/home/mats/whysguy.html

### 7 Responses to Physics Applets & Animations

1. Could you add this animation which applies Ohm’s Law to medical science?

Thanks!

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