Interesting Links and Material to Help You Out
Physics of Light -- Reference Web Sites
This webpage will
contain links to web sites with reference material
related to PHYS106: PHYSICS OF LIGHT, an introductory course for
non-science students offerecd at the University of Maryland. No attempt
has been made to evaluate these sites or to rate their complexity, so the
material therein may not be entirely suitable for this class
level. However, inclusion here does imply that the material is correct
and useful for those seeking information at the level provided.
Check for other links in
Comments after Lectures which is a separate
webpage for most of my "extra" notes, including:
- the pdf of my "What is Science?" lecture
- Great Physics
Applets by Paul Falstad, including several on mechanical vibrations,
interference, and Fourier synthesis.
- Applets by B. Surendranath Reddy, very nice
simulations with easy-to-operate controls.
- Applet: Mass on Spring, presented by MichiganState
University. Nice motion and plotting graphics.
- qlam.com: Nice lattice of masses connected by springs
that can be excited by moving oneof the masses to show vibrations in the lattice.
- Virtual Laboratory: The Pendulum, by Franz-Josef
Elmer, University of Basel, Switzerland. Includes a lecture component to explain the theory.
Taiwan Normal University Virtual Physics Laboratory; select
"Waves." Contains a nice Fourier synthesis applet and many more.
C. R. Nave, Georgia State University
- MyPhysicsLab -
Physics Simulations in Java (http://www.myphysicslab.com/index.html)
main class description webpage
Go to Alan Peel's Home Page (which will probably not be a directly
useful resource for Physics 102!)
Last Modified: January 2009 subject to change