Physics and Astronomy Module Project

Modular components for hands-on interactive learning in non-traditional classrooms and distance education courses.


Mechanics

Vectors in 2D
Show components

Add 2D Vectors
Show and add components

Subtract 2D Vectors
Show and subtract components

Right Triangles
Simple trigonometry

Vectors in 3D
Show omponents

Ball on a Curve
With rotation and friction

Explore Forces
Box on a table

Assess Your Understanding
Forces in different scenarios

Simple Harmonic Motion
Horizontal spring

Simple Harmonic Motion
Vertical spring

Lever
Forces and torque

Free fall
Acceleration and energy

Conservation of Momentum
Elastic and inelastic collisions

Orbits in the solar system
Try interplanetary travel

Torque on a plank
Explore angular acceleration

Torque on a cylinder
Impulse and angluar motion

String under tension
Physics simulation


Light

Lens
A view through a lens

Optical rays
Follow a laser beam


Astronomy and Astrophysics

Mercury
3D Exploration

Venus
3D Exploration

Earth
3D Exploration

Mars
3D Exploration

Ceres
3D Exploration

Jupiter
3D Exploration with Galilean satellites

Hubble Law
Expansion of the Universe


Resources

Moodle
Physics & Astronomy learning

Physics Wiki
On-line physics content

Astronomy and Astrophysics Wiki
On-line astronomy content

Three.js
Where the action is

Ian Webster
Exceptional examples

Asteroids
Scientifcally accurate

Physijs
Examples

Ancient Earth
Earth long past

100,000 Stars
Our galactic neighborhood

WebGL
Browser test report

PHETS
HTML5 simulations

Physics for Javascript
Dev Ramtal's book and source code

Algebraic calculator
Scientific functions

HTML5 animation
Billy Lamberta's book and examples

Foundation template
Sample page

Physics examples
Dev Ramtal on-line

Animation examples
Billy Lamberta on-line