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Physics Applets Virtual Laboratory

The University of Oregon Physics Department's Virtual Laboratory provides enlightening (as well as entertaining) interactive Java-based tutorials on the principles of physics and astronomy. At present there are 14 beta-version applets in the fields of mechanics, thermodynamics, astrophysics, and electricity. Users can alter several variables of a cannon to attempt to hit a target, mix gases to find out at what temperature they will reach equilibrium, or observe the Ideal Gas Law with a piston in a pressure chamber. Most applets offer instructions in a separate frame to guide the student. Users should be aware, however, that in some cases succeeding (the cannon demonstration), or failing (piston pressure chamber) is so much fun that the physical principles on which they are based might be overlooked!
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Physics Applets: University of Oregon Department of Physics
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March 14th, 1997
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April 3rd, 2003 at 11:54am
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March 22nd, 2007 at 3:58pm
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