Physics Classical_Mechanics

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  • Amusement Park Physics - How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? Design your own roller coaster and experiment with bumper car collisions.
  • Block and Tackle - Colorful illustrated tutorial shows how a block and tackle (as well as levers and gears) works.
  • Central Forces with Java - A JAVA applet to simulate orbits in four different central forces: gravity, Yukawa, 1/R^4 and Black Holes
  • Chaotic Systems - A brief overview of chaos theory and applications in classical mechanics.
  • The Controversy over Newton's Gravitational Constant - History of the gravitational constant.
  • Free Body Diagrams - A short introduction to and description of free body diagrams which are essential for the understanding of classical mechanics.
  • Freshman Problems in Mechanics - Links to various problem sets relating to 1 and 2 dimensional kinematics. Easy mechanics problems and solutions.
  • Gravity - If you want to learn about gravity come here.
  • Gyroscope - Graphics, related links and a video combine to show you how gyroscopes work.
  • How a Gyroscope Works - Explanation of why a gyroscope should resist being turned in any direction perpendicular to its axis.
  • How a Helium Balloon Works - Explanation of lifting capabilities of helium, hydrogen and hot air balloons, from How Stuff Works.
  • An introduction to physics - Mechanics - An introduction to classical mechanics. Suitable for students who are beginning the subject.
  • Kepler's Laws - Summary of Kepler's three laws.
  • Kepler's Laws - Article in the Platonic Realms. Gives an novice's overview of Kepler's laws.
  • The Lagrange Points - Overview of the Lagrange points of the sun-earth-system. Links to a detailed derivation.
  • On a general Method of expressing the Paths of Light,and of the Planets, by the Coefficients of a Characteristic Function - An original paper by William Rowan Hamilton, dated 1833.
  • Oscillations - Gives a solution on a symmetric, linear, triatomic molecule problem.
  • The Physics and Math of Soccer - Discusses shape of a soccer ball, spin effects, motion of projectiles.
  • Physics at Appleby College - A comprehensive collection of Java Applets on Waves, Sound and Light.
  • Physics for Beginners - This site covers motion and forces for individuals with no prior knowledge of the subject.
  • Physics of Sound - Rigorous derivation of sound wave equations from a molecular model of an ideal diatomic gas. General solution of the wave equations. Point source radiating in a moving medium.
  • Primitive Potentials and Newton's Laws from Symmetry - Symmetry of function. Finding of primitive without integration-summation. Newton's laws of any order. Mechanics of third order.
  • Rigid Bodies - Separation of motion of centre of mass and rotation about a fixed axis.
  • Simulations with Java - Provides several interactive physics simulations such as springs and masses, pendulums, molecules. Objects, mass, gravity, spring stiffness can be modified.
  • Wave Equation - Mathematical description and derivation of wave equations.

    What is the electron spin?
    Electron spin is the electron's electromagnetic field angular momentum

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