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Physics concepts flash animations Answered

I stumbled on this site with all kinds of cool physics animations a few minutes ago. It has all sorts of animations illustrating physics concepts, from wave behavior to vectors to fluid mechanics to magnetism. It looks pretty cool. Some of the animations are more like just articles, and some are true animations.

Requires flash to run.

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Goodhart

10 years ago

Very Cool. I will have to spend a little time in there, but the few I was able to get to now, are pretty well done. I love the Two Balls Gravity one as most would find that so unintuitive :-)

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kelseymhGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Yup, sadly. Repeat after me -- perpendicular forces don't mix (that's short for orthogonal force vectors are decoupled :-). If you neglect air resistance, then throwing the ball (bullet, missile, Evel Knievel motorcycle) horizontally doesn't change how gravity pulls on it vertically.

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GoodhartLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

That is why he always attempted to aim upwards, erstwhile his landing would have had to be a platform significantly lower then his starting point. :-)

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Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

yes, one's first thought is that the object is traveling a greater distance when started out horizontally, but the distance it travels to the ground is not longer. So one can reason it out...but it takes some thoughtfulness.

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kelseymh

10 years ago

Very nice! I looked at the four QM ones, and they're pretty good. Bell's Theorem is just hard to explain, so there's a lot of verbiage on the slides, The "electron double slit" is just what I'm trying to write up now, for photons.

Thank you very much for finding and posting these, Adrian.

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Lithium Rainkelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

You're welcome. Thought you might like it. ;) So they have the "Kelsey seal of approval"?

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Kiteman

10 years ago

Cool - bookmarked for school lessons!

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kelseymhKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Hey, let me know what your students think of these (especially the mechanics and wave-mostion ones). Because I don't teach non-physicists, I don't have a good sense for how well these sorts of things get the ideas across to people who don't already know them.

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Lithium RainKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

New patch idea-the I helped Kiteman with his job! patch. :D

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KentsOkay

10 years ago

Awesome! Bit random but, how the HECK did you find this?

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Lithium RainKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

Well, it's in the Physics forums, so not quite that random. ;)

Yes, bumpus is correct-as I said, I stumbled on this site. (How to you make Stumble Upon into a verb, anyway? Just the way it sounds?)

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bumpusKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

Stumble Upon.. I'm guessing.. ;-)

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Sunbanks

10 years ago

I love websites like that! They're fun to play around with :D

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Masterdude

10 years ago

I want to learn flash also for animations.

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Derin

10 years ago

We need to learn flash too.(for the confidential project)

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bumpus

10 years ago

Cool!