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A New Solution to the Three Body Problem

The subject of this month's feature column from the American Mathematical Society Online is the solution to the "Three Body Problem" of Newtonian mechanics. The problem deals with three orbiting bodies of equal mass and the paths that they will take relative to one another. Solutions have been proposed by many, including Euler, Lagrange, and G.W. Hill. The article notes that solutions are...

http://www.ams.org/publicoutreach/feature-column/fcarc-orbit...
Dimensional Analysis

For many chemistry and physics students, some of the most frustrating problems involve dimensional analysis. This is a very important concept that is more related to mathematics and equation consistency than the sciences. A dimensional analysis tutorial is offered at the physics department's Web site of the University of Guelph. It is an excellent guide that helps students understand the five...

https://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/dimensional-analysis-tutoria...
UM-StL 1D Acceleration Solver

Produced by the University of Missouri - St. Louis, this website is an educational "resource for solving low and high speed constant acceleration problems." Physics students can find quantitative tools to handle time dilation, relativist acceleration, and curved space-time. Containing networks of numerous concepts dealing with physics, chemistry, and math, the site helps students understand how...

http://newton.umsl.edu/run/
Six Ideas That Shaped Physics

Developed by Professor Thomas A. Moore of Pomona College, the Six Ideas That Shaped Physics textbook was designed to help students gain a contemporary perspective on the discipline, along with giving them the ability to better understand the organization of physics concepts. While the site doesn't allow visitors to access the actual textbook, physics instructors will find a number of helpful...

http://www.physics.pomona.edu/sixideas/
Amusement Park Physics

It's one thing to learn about physics in a lab, but it can be quite another thing to make a pilgrimage to an amusement park to take in the laws of physics. Users will have to supply their own corn dogs and popcorn, but this rather nice educational resource from Annenberg Media will be quite useful for budding physicists and their teachers. The resource allows users to design their own roller...

https://www.learner.org/series/interactive-amusement-park-ph...
Context Rich Problems Online Archives

New physics teaching resource sites continue to pop up every day, and this one from the University of Minnesota's Physics Education Research Group is a good find. The site is divided into two areas, one covering mechanics problems, and the other covering electricity and magnetic problems. Within these two areas, visitors can look through examples of linear kinematics problems, force problems,...

https://groups.spa.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/on-lineArchiv...
Physics Education Technology

Funded by grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the National Science Foundation, the Physics Education Technology (PhET) site features many well-designed and engaging physics and chemistry simulations for use in the classroom. Currently, the site offers a number of simulations, which cover projectile motion, salts & solubility, wave interference, and other related areas....

https://phet.colorado.edu/
American Institute of Physics: Education

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has a substantial outreach mission, and this site provides a cornucopia of educational materials and resources designed for physics undergraduate majors, instructors, and those thinking about a career in physics. Near the top of the page visitors will find the "Students" section, which includes information on graduate programs in the physical sciences, along...

https://www.aip.org/student-programs
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Physics Education Research Central

This fine site serves as "an informational touchpoint and online community for 'producers' and 'consumers' of physics education research (PER)." The site is provided by the American Association of Physics Teachers and visitors can search through thousands of articles, theses and dissertations, research groups, curricular material, and news and events. First-time visitors can use the search engine...

https://www.compadre.org/per/?