More Physics Links

  1. UMD Physics Education Group’s redesigned website. Collections of good problems (particularly the Alternative Homework Assignments and the two sections of “Thinking Problems”), a set of open-ended problem-based labs, and demo worksheets.
  2. Context-rich problems from the University of Minnesota (see the “On-line archive”).
  3. MagnetLab at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at UF. Look at the Interactive tutorials. Somewhere on this site is a video of a levitating frog (made to levitate by a magnet).
  4. Interactive Physlets has a good optics demo; might have others.
  5. ComPADRE.org, home of the Open Source Physics java demos, has more stuff, too. Look at “Physics Source,” for example.
  6. Electronic Dimensions is just down the road – might be a good source for cheap electronic components (I’ve been looking for really big capacitors…).
  7. A set of good labs at Clemson University, including some online (“CUPOL”).
  8. Cenco’s Selective Experiments in Physics, a set of lab instructions.
  9. An application of E&M in the news: MRIs May Burn Patients Who Wear Drug Patches (NY Times, 3/5/09). May require login.
  10. These “nonstandard experiments” sounded interesting.
  11. Good basic discussion of sig figs.
  12. Electricity is dangerous” from the CDC.