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Fun with Physics

  • Amusement Park Physics. How ride designers use the laws of physics to create the thrills, chills, and screams you crave.
  • Antimatter: Mirror of the Universe. CERN explains what antimatter is and gives its history.
  • Center for the History of Physics from the American Institute of Physics. Includes exhibits on Einstein, Curie, Bohr, and others; links to the the rest of the AIP web site and other science links.
  • A Century of Physics. Interactive timeline from AIP; read about physicists and their theories. Includes factoids, computer annimations, and images of art works from each of the periods.
  • College Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry. Intended for the first year undergraduate physics student; a working knowledge of algebra is required. Assumes you have taken or are taking undergraduate course in biology or chemistry and are interested in these or health-related fields.
  • Exploring Gravity. Interactive physics lessons about gravity.
  • How Things Work Submit a question about physics or how technology works or read previously submitted questions and their answers. Try searching the database to learn why the sky is blue.

Constants and Units of Measurement

  • NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty background information for nonexperts on Fundamental Physical Constants and a database of physical constants searchable by name; also organized into categories such as universal, electromagnetic, atomic & nuclear, physico-chemical, and frequently used. Includes information on the International System of Units (metric system), and the Uncertainity of Measurement.
  • Fundamental Physical Constants You know, things like the speed of light, acceleration due to gravity, Faraday constant, Planck constant, et. al.
  • U.C. Berkeley Physics Demonstrations Online. "An on-line source of information and pictures used for preparing and performing undergraduate lecture demonstrations at the University of California Physics Department at Berkeley." This site deals with demonstrations for the subjects of: Mechanics, Waves, The Properties of Heat and Matter, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern and Contemporary Physics and Astronomy and Perception.
  • Table of Fundamental Physical Constants. Yet another web page with those pesky physical constants.

Reviews, Texts, and Tutorials

  • Physics 2000 "...an interactive journey through modern physics! Have fun learning visually and conceptually about 20th Century science and high-tech devices." From the University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • The Physics Zone Designed as a resource for learning introductory level, algebra based, physics; includes lessons, review, and links to other resources.
  • Physics for Beginners Good for absolute beginners; includes an equation solver for use with "physics for beginners".
  • Interactive Tutorial on Quantum Physics Intended for laymen or beginners.
  • Interactive Tutorial on Relativity Intended for laymen or beginners.
  • Interactive Tutorial on Quantum Non-Locality Intended for laymen or beginners; non-mathematical.
  • Physics for Free Two free physics textbooks available for downloading; 1st an intensive introduction for Physics majors, and 2nd a specialized book on Groups and Particles. Texts are in PDF file format and require Adobe Reader software.
  • Light and MatterPhysics Education Resources. Includes an introductory physics text that may be downloaded free. Text is in PDF file format and require Adobe Reader software.
  • Space Physics Textbook. A comprehensive hypertext book blending plasma physics and space science. Includes solar winds, solar storms, auroras, etc. with images.
  • Spacetime Wrinkles Einstein's Special and General theories of relativity and how they relate to space and time. Includes a great glossary.
  • WebElements periodic table (from University of Sheffield). Winner of numerous awards; perhaps the best on the Web.

Lists and and Guides Other Links on the Web

  • HardScience.info. Provides links to select sites in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics.
  • The Laws List."Laws, rules, principles, effects, paradoxes, limits, constants, experiments, & thought-experiments in physics." Not intended to be complete.
  • INFOMINE Scholarly Internet Resources: Physical Sciences. Search for scholarly resources in the physical sciences, engineering, computing and math.
  • PhysLink Fairly comprehensive guide to Internet based Physics related resources.
  • PhysicsWeb searchable database of web based physics related servers.
  • Stephen Hawking's Universe. PBS web site based on the television presentation with the same title.

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