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3-D Web The Premier Site for Stereoscopic Imagery
A central World Wide Web hub for those interested in Three-Dimensional Stereoscopic Imagery. This of course will include a vast array of mediums including photography (new and old), computer generated images, holograms, video, 3-D TV and much more. It is our intent to provide you with essential information and resources in each of these areas allowing you to select your own specific direction and learn in a few days what has taken many of us... years.

Angular Momentum
This is a toy-version of the WWW interface to the widely used atomic structure package written by Robert D.Cowan from LANL. Angular momentum addition.

APLAC is a general purpose nonlinear circuit, system, and electromagnetic FDTD simulation and design program. Simulations and analysis modes of transistors plus.

AstroLab: Ethical Navigation through Virtual Technologies
This project, questioning the ethics and values issues involved in the development and use of these virtual technologies, will use those same virtual technologies of representation and simulation which it questions.

This database provides access and search capability for critically evaluated data on atomic energy levels, wavelengths, and transition probabilities that are reasonably up-to-date.

Atomic Transition Probability Bibliographic Database
Welcome to NIST's bibliographic database on atomic transition probabilities. The database presently contains approximately 5000 references, including those in our last published bibliography (NBS Special Publication 505, Supplement 1, 1980), as well as more recent references. These papers contain numerical data, comments, and review articles on atomic transition probabilities (oscillator strengths, line strengths, or radiative lifetimes), and are part of the collection of the Data Center on Atomic Transition Probabilities at NIST.

Bose-Einstein Condensation
Bose-Einstein Condensation in a gas: a new form of matter at the coldest temperatures in the universe. Physicists in Boulder, Colo., have achieved a temperature far lower than has ever been produced before and created an entirely new state of matter predicted decades ago by Albert Einstein and Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose.

Brief Review of Elementary Quantum Chemistry
Schrödinger Equation; Mathematical Operators; Particle in a Box; Molecular Orbitals; Many-electron Wavefunctions

Cassini Mission to Saturn - Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA
Science, Mission, Spacecraft, etc.

Center for Earth and Planetry Studies
The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS) is a scientific research unit within the Collections and Research Department of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. CEPS performs original research and outreach activities on topics covering planetary science, terrestrial geophysics, and the remote sensing of environmental change.

Circles of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows
This is a series of explanations and experiments with light refraction, reflection, and characteristics of travel. This lab is based on a module developed by Steven Janke and published in Modules in Undergraduate Mathematics and its Applications, 1992. Support for the Curriculum Initiative Project at the University of Minnesota has been provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DUE 9456095) and by the Geometry Center.

Clebsch-Gordan coefficient calculator
Here are a selection of calculators for angular momentum coupling coefficients. 

Computational Fluid Dynamics: Introduction to CFD
This document is intended to be an introduction to the science of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD for short). It is written for audiences with varying degrees of scientific background, from those with limited technical know-how, to readers with some scientific schooling, such as college students or professors, through practicing scientists and engineers in other fields.

Computational Fluid Dynamics Resources Online
Just as titled, this is a collection of links to information related to Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Computational Science Education Project
An introduction to High Performance Computing issues as a preparation for research and studies in computational science and computational engineering. The intended audience are students in science and engineering at the advanced undergraduate level and higher. Computer architecture and numerical methods applied to Ocean Models, Bioelectric Field Problems, Monte Carlo methods for surface particle transport, Chaos, Seismic Wave Propagation, and issues in Computational Astrophysics.

Contemporary Physics Education Project
is a non-profit organization of teachers, educators, and physicists located around the world. CPEP charts, brochures, web features, and classroom activities present the current understanding of the fundamental nature of matter and energy, incorporating the major research findings of recent years.

The control-room operators of the Karnobyl nuclear power plant are telecommuting and are running the plant through the Web. However, the mean time between failure for the components of Karnobyl is not great. Try to keep the reactor stable when component failures occur!

Multimedia Hypertext. "A database of atomic and molecular core edge excitation oscillator strengths, as described by A.P. Hitchcock and D.C. Mancini, in Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, Vol. 67, No.1 (1994).

Crazy About Constraints
A web site dedicated to providing resources and information about the Theory of Constraints, the Thinking Processes, Synchronous Manufacturing, and other techniques developed by Dr.Eliyahu Goldratt.

Crystal Structures
EMS is software package for electron diffraction analysis and HREM image simulation in material science. It is developed by Pierre Stadelmann at the "Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne".

Cumulative Units of Binary Excellence (CUBE)
If you're looking for sites that explore the outer limits of physics as we know them, this is the place to start.

Databases for Atomic and Plasma Physics
Astrophysics and plasma physics databases.

Decibels vs. Distance Calculator (JavaScript) - MC2 Design Group, Vancouver, Canada
"This calculation will give you the amount of attenuation, in decibels, you can expect with a change in receiver distance, in a free field (outdoors)." Barrier effects on sound intensity.

Multimedia Interactive/Teaching Module (Text and Images). This JAVA applet shows how temperature, distance and material influence the coils resistance and inductance.

The programs and data presented here are useful for evaluating Rayleigh scattering, the contribution to elastic scattering made by the bound electrons of an atom, which dominates elastic scattering for most of the x-ray and low-energy gamma-ray regimes

Electronic Picture Books - Space Telescope Science Institute - Explorations in Education
Welcome to ExInEd's home page on the Internet. ExInEd (Exploration In Education) is a program of the SpecialStudies Office at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Macintosh, Windows, and DOS software available for downloading! This site icludes images of Earth, Mars, Venus, etc. highlighting contemporary space science research, Gems of Hubble and Endeavor Views of Earth.

Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Physics
Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Physics is one part of the author's Treasure Troves of Science site, which contains topically similar material about astronomy, scientific biography, scientific books, physics, and other areas of science. This resource has been assembled over more than a decade by internet encyclopedist Eric W. Weisstein with assistance from the physics and internet communities.

Exploring Gravity
Created by a professor in Australia to explore the use of online tutorials in physics education, this is a very informative and well designed site. Its physics divisions are history, introductory, intermediate, and advanced. There are questions throughout the tutorials and a quiz for each one. Overall, this is a really great site!

Feedback and Temperature Control - C.D.H. Williams, U. of Exeter, UK
This is an introduction to the effects that feedback can have on systems. I have chosen an oven controlled by a PID temperature controller to use as a case study but the behaviour described is characteristic of many systems that employ feedback. There is a detailed interactive simulation of the oven-controller system for you to experiment with.

Fluid Dynamics Research
Links to links, instructional materials, journals, data sources, professional associations, etc in fluid dynamics.

Fluid Mechanics Software Technology
Movies and images of High Speed Civil Transport, F5 Wing Configuration, Turbulence, and other visualization animations.

Fluids Movie Archive
MPEG clips demonstrate fluid dynamics. A great multimedia training on this topic.

Free Electron Lasers
These documents contain technical information about the Free-Electron Lasers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Fusion, Pictures
Energy Consumption, Nuclear Energy, Sun, Nuclear Fission,Plasma, Coulomb Repulsion, Reaktion Probabilities, DT-Fusion, Charged Particles, Torus, Tokamak + Stellarator, Selected Tokamaks, Divertor, Heating Methods, Tokamak Discharge, n_tau_T-Diagram, Temporal Evolution, ITER, Activity of Selected Elements and Materials.

Gallery of Pattern Formation Experiments

Movies and MPEG's of fingering in solids and liquids.

The Hydrogen Atom Wavefunctions in VRML!
Wavefuntions in Virtual Reality (VRML) simulations. Requires VRML add-on for browser. Up to 4f wavefunctions.

IPPEX Interactive Physics Modules
There are 4 learning modules in this series: Energy, Matter, Electricity & Magnetism, and Fusion modules which include interactive simulations, activities to do at home, and self-checks. Modules require a Shockwave plug-in for your browser.

The Isotopes Project compiles, evaluates, and disseminates nuclear structure and radioactive decay data for basic and applied research.

Large Plasma Device - LAPD at UCLA
Alfven wave studies, Whistlers, Lower hybrid waves, current channels, images from plasmas. Site includes a high school teaching program.

LASER Safety Tutorial
This tutorial is intended to cover aspects of laser safety in regards to research activities at UIUC. A graphical World Wide Web browser that supports tables is required for viewing the tutorial.

The Laws List
Laws, rules, principles, effects, paradoxes, limits, constants, experiments, & thought-experiments in physics.

Light and Optics
Rainbows, sunsets and halos; a spectacular display of colors and visuals in the sky called "atmospheric optics". As sunlight (or moonlight) enters the atmosphere, it is either reflected, scattered, refracted or diffracted by atmospheric particles. These processes, individually or in combination, are responsible for producing most optical effects. This module investigates these particle-light interactions and the assortment of optical effects they produce.

Logic Gates (Java Applets)
JAVA Tutorials. Very Extensive. Examples of Java Applet Tutorials include: Java KV diagram and logic minimization demonstration (English); Java CMOS gate demonstration (English); Java CMOS Gatter Demonstration (Deutsch).

Logic Simulator (Java Applet)
This program assists in the construction and simulation of digital logic gate circuits.

Mad Scientist Network
Questions and answers on a huge range of scientific topics make this a great site for information on science. And if you don't find the answer you're looking for already here, ask a question of the mad scientist of your choice.

Mark's Quantum Mechanics Applets (Java Applets)
This is a collection of Java applets illustrating quantum mechanical processes.

Mathematical Physics Examples
Interpretations of gravity, retrograde motion, accelerated frames, shortest paths, etc. - explanations and answers to questions.

Micro-optical devices integrated in silicon
Mpegs of light propagation.

[Select "Gallery"] Image gallery of microcircuits, knife edges, biological tissues, etc.

Electron microscope images in abundance: select Image Gallery to see insects, blood cell, cement, polyp skeleton, crystals, bread mold, rat hair, egg shell, pollen, etc. Also a wonderful section on scale size examples from the atomic & molecular to the cellular and macromolecular.

National Energy Information - Energy Information Administration, Washington, D.C.
Petroleum supply data, clean air laws, Natural Gas, Short term outlook, price data, International energy outlook, forecasting, etc.

More than 100 lessons from the 9th through 14th seasons from brain mapping to bread chemistry to the Hubble telescope to printing money to a raptor hospital: activities, questions, and further investigation suggestions.

Nuclear Physics: Past, Present and Future
There are five topics to choose from: the physics of how nuclear technology works, weapons, energy, general applications, and politics. Each topic is explored well and explained. This is a good place to get the basics.

Nuke Home Page
This is the Nuclear Information World Wide Web Server. Everything you wanted to know about nuclear energy: the government, medical applicatons, life time of nuclear power plants, world list of plants, and U.S. list of commercial plants.

Optics, Electromagnetic Spectrum
Tutorials on Mirrors, prisms, lenses, polarizers, lamps, interferometers, photomultiplier tubes,charge-coupled detectors.

Orbit-on-Web: Orbital Mechanics (JavaScript) - S.V. Belur
Kepler's equation, Two circular orbits, Estimate of orbit....

An Overview of Neutron Activation Analysis
History, methods, examples, graphs of data, etc.

The Particle Adventure
Interactive tour of the inner workings of the tom and the tools for discovery. Quarks, neutrinos, unified forces, and dark matter. Links to related materials. By M. Barnett, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Particle Data Group
If you are interested in particle physics, the PDG has a very interesting and helpful site for you here. It includes The Review of Particle Physics, celebrating its 40th year in publication, and The Particle Adventure, an interactive tour of the parts of an atom.

Photoelectric Effect
Theory, problems and solutions, applications, and scientists.

Photographs from the space shuttle
CEPS acts as a space shuttle photograph repository. CEPS maintains an extensive collection of photographs taken by space shuttle astronauts using hand-held cameras as well as some radar imagery. The collection contains photographs from STS-41C to the present and is continually growing with each space shuttle mission. The CEPS collection of shuttle photography is available as a reference archive to researchers in the scientific community.

Photonics Dictionary
A comprehensive photonics dictionary.

Photonics Yellow Pages
Corporate, research, and information sites are indexed here for those interested in photonics. (That's "the technology of generating and harnessing light" for the rest of you.)

Photovoltaics Tutorial - U.S. Department of Energy
This is your news and information resource for the Department of Energy's Photovoltaics Program. Here, you'll find the latest program news stories, information about PV and its effect on the environment, an extensive collection of publications and press releases prepared under the program, a calendar of upcoming events, a PV Directory for PV-related information and products, and a large collection of links to other PV-related web sites.

Physics 2000
Welcome to Physics 2000, an interactive journey through modern physics! This is a place to have fun learning visually and conceptually about 20th Century science and high-tech devices.

Physics Biographies
Link from here to biographies of the big names in Physics ("and a few 'natural philosophers'") reaching back to Aristotle and forward to Modern Physics. There are also links to collections, catalogs, and other Physics sites.

The Physics Connexion
Learn physics concepts and have some fun at the same time. (Never thought it possible!) Connect to this site and be surprised by the tricks, photos and problems!

Physics News
This site was put up by a Canadian educator as a source for high school physics teachers and students. It provides extensive link lists (categorized for ease of use), the current issue of Physics News which offers physics happenings in short form, and other physics references.

Physics Tutorials from the University of Guelph, Canada
Physics demonstrations in mechanics, fluid mechanics, oscillations, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, modern Physics, and astronomy.

Physics on the Web
Web site that links information categorised by subject in Physics.

This resource is intended for teachers and students of quantum mechanics. It is a collection of about 30 quicktime "graph movies" which illustrates the scattering of a particle by a fixed potential, or by another particle, in one dimension. Movies are in QuickTime.

Multimedia Calculator. Initial Amount; Select Isotope; Reference Date; Current Date and much more.

RADIOACTIVE DECAY CALCULATOR (JavaScript) - Jon Tomshine, John Marshall High School
This page will calculate the amount of radioactive material left after a given length of time."

Refraction of Light (Java Applet)
Visual simulation of waves going from one material into another. One can change the incident angle, the index of refraction, and the color of the light, i.e., its wavelength.

Relativity Q&A
This is the web version of the Usenet Relativity FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). Its purpose is to provide good answers to questions which have been discussed often in sci.physics.relativity and related usenet newsgroups. The articles in this FAQ are based on those discussions and on information from good reference sources.

The Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer Learning Center
This site is sponsored by NASA's High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center and focuses on X-Ray Astronomy. Ages: Upper High School to adult


Schroedinger's Cat and other aspects of Quantum Mechanics
Many diagrams and subpages.

Schrödinger Wave Equation Simulation
The time-dependent Schrödinger equation is a parabolic partial differential equation in space and time. Numerical solution, simulations, and Java applet.

Science Hypermedia
Science Hypermedia, Inc. is developing educational courseware for general chemistry, analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis, optics, and electronics.

Science in LASSP (The Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics)
Graphs and images of crack growth in crystals, first-order transitions, glass, charge-density waves, superconductors.

The Second Superstring Revolution
This page will give you a brief history of superstrings and their basic ideas, resolve contradictions with special relativity and quantum theory, and discuss supersymmetry. It's a pretty thorough page created by a guy at CalTech.

A giant lexicon of semiconductor information.

Sense and Perception
3D pictures, optical illusions, perception tutorials, auditory perception, demonstrations, and other illusions.

Silicon Micro-optics in Delft
Characteristics of the light source.

Simple Optical Tweezers
Optical tweezers are a powerful tool for a wide variety of experiments in physics, biophysics, biology and chemistry. Many of these experiments are at a level suitable for undergraduates and even advanced high school students.

Topics covered by these lessons:Doing Astrophysics Research with an Artificial Earth Orbiting Satellite, Sine Waves, The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Images of the Universe in Different Wavelengths, Satellite Communications, Satellite Dishes, Constellations and the Zodiac, Solar System Objects, Earthquakes, and More!

Web site that displays information about the Space Shuttle. Includes a database of selected astronaut-acquired imagery of Earth, also links to other space sites.. Also try Countdown and Clickable SPACE SHUTTLE!

Special Relativity
Introductions, derivations, and examples with graphs, etc. You may wish to try the kinematics calculator at the bottom of the page!!

Superluminal Motion: Fact or Fiction?
Superluminal speed paradoxes; tachyons; quantum mechanical evidence - tunneling of a wavepacket, etc.

Surface Analysis Techniques for Characterization of Materials
General characteristics of about 20 techniques with some tutorials: from mass spectrometry to Auger to Rutherford backscattering to Scanning Tunneling.

Teaching Modules from Cornell
This web site contains various teaching modules in a variety of topic areas in physics.

Time Development of Quantum Mechanical Systems
This document presents the results of the solution of the time dependent Schrodinger equation for one- and two dimensional one particle systems. Simulation results for different V(r) potentials are displayed as images and animation. The program to calculate the images is also available (also in Hungarian).

Time-Resolved X-ray Crystallography
This site describes Time-resolved crystallography (TC) and includes links to other web sites on the same subject.

Undergraduate Physics Lab Experiments for Juniors - MIT
Numerous experiments to be downloaded: images, instructions, etc. including Compton Scattering, Faraday Effect, Relativistic Dynamics, Rutherford Scattering, X-ray Physics, Superconductivity, Muon Decay, etc.

Uranium Information Centre
This pro-nuclear energy site is rich in information on the uranium industry and nuclear power.

ViMS Web
Tutorials about material properties in depth

The Virtual Laboratory
JAVA applets in mechanics, astrophysics, thermodynamics, and energy and the environment.

The Virtual Nuclear Power Plant Tour
An online interactive 'course' for introductory physics students and teachers

VRML Gallery of Electromagnetism
VRML virtual worlds collection for visualizing the electromagnetic field as vector fields and as differential-form fields. Requires a VRML-capable browser. Links to related materials. By Rob Salgado, Syracuse University.

Wavelet Resources
Welcome to the MathSoft Wavelet Resources page: your site for one-stop shopping for wavelet papers. This page is a list of many preprints on the subject of wavelets and their various applications in the worlds of mathematics, engineering and physics.

Welcome to Visual Physics WWW
Visual Physics is a FREE powerful tool for physics students and teachers which integrates Internet resources while learning the science. This project was designed by physics students at Cariboo Hill Secondary School, encouraging active and innovative learning. With Visual Physics, users can learn about specific topics in physics, run interactive simulations, and participate in basic, yet challenging quizzes which can measure one's progression.

The Wizard's Lab
Let the Wizard lead you through this site and teach you about motion, sound and waves, electricity and magnetism, and other basics of Physics. You can also chat, leave a message on the Discussion Board, take a quiz to see what you've learned, or check out the excellent glossary of Physics terms.

The Wonders of Physics
A comprehensive site dedicated to furthering the knowledge of physics and broadening the minds of many individuals.

X-ray Physics Cornucopia
Welcome to the X-Ray World Wide Web Server! It is the repository of the COREX bibliography and database, the Henke atomic scattering factors, and other information of interest to x-ray spectroscopists. 

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Electronic Journals and WebZines

Accelerator Machine Physics

Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

AIAA Journal

AIP Center for History of Physics Newsletter

American Institute of Physics' FYI Newsletter

American Institute of Physics News
[version with tables]
[version without tables]

Annual Reviews

Annals of Physics

Applied Optics

APS Journals: Physical Reviews A, B, C, D, E and Physical Review Letters.

Applied Physics A

Applied Physics B

Applied Physics Letters Online

Australian Journal of Physics

Canadian Journal of Physics

Communications in Mathematical Physics

Computers & Fluids

Computers in Physics

European Journal of Physics

Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science

Faraday Transactions (Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics)

History of Physics Newsletter

Institute of Physics Journals

Journal of Applied Physics

Journal Of Atmospheric And Solar-terrestrial Physics

Journal Of Atmospheric And Terrestrial Physics

Journal of Chemical Physics

Journal of Computational Physics

Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics

Journal of Mathematical Physics

Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics

Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General

Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics

Journal of Plasma Physics

Journal of Propulsion and Power

Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets

Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer

Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics

Low Temperature Physics

Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine

Mathematical Physics Electronic Journal

Nuclear Physics Electronic

Nuclear Physics A

Nuclear Physics B

Nuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements)

Optics Letters

Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics)

Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)

Physical Review C (Nuclear Physics)

Physical Review E (Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics)

Physics Education

Physics Education News

Physics Express Letters

Physics of Fluids

Physics Letters B

Physics in Medicine and Biology

Physics News Update

Physics of Particles and Nuclei

Physics of Plasmas

Physics of the Solid State

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Progress in Aerospace Sciences

Reports on Progress in Physics

Reviews of Modern Physics

Technical Physics

Technical Physics Letters

This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics

Virtual Physics

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University Web Courses

Atmospheres and Weather
Exercises in gathering material from Internet resources as the primary means of data acquisition. Syllabus, calendar, assignments, student work, and links to related materials. By William T. Franz, Randolph-Macon College.

Classical Mechanics
Mechanics of sports, astrophysics, friction of curling ice, how an egg breaks, what would happen if a comet struck the earth, determining the mass of Jupiter by observing satellites, how the impact on the foot varies with type of running, and terminal velocity experiments. Syllabus, assignments, and student work. By Robert Hawkes, Mount Allison University.

College Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry
Algebra-based. Java applets and Mathematica notebooks. Lecture notes, assignments, and links to related materials. By Kenneth R. Koehler, University of Cincinnati.

Computational Physics
Numerical methods, Monte Carlo techniques concentrating on simulation applications, how to extract information from simulated data using statistics, and chaotic dynamics. Syllabus, lecture notes, assignments, and links to related materials. By Dean Karlen, Carleton University, Canada.

Computer Experiments in Physics Using Mathematica
Course. Syllabus, lecture notes, assignments, exams, and student work. By Paul Abbott, University of Western Australia.

Condensed Matter Physics
Graduate-level. Syllabus, problem sets, and assignments. By Vincent H. Crespi, University of California, Berkeley.

Electricity and Magnetism
Calculus-based. Syllabus, calendar, and exams. By David Kagan, California State University, Chico.

Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering Majors
Calculus-based. Syllabus. Calendar. Lecture notes. Assignments. Exams. Links to related materials. By George Watson, University of Delaware.

Electricity, Magnetism, Waves, and Optics
Honors-level. Syllabus, assignments, exams, and links to related materials. By Soren P. Sorensen, University of Tennessee.

Electromagnetism II
This course web site includes some examples of field line animations that you will encounter below, that I particularly like. Click on the graphics, and time dependent animations will come up.

THE ELECTRONIC TEXTBOOK: Integrated course in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics - University of Pennsylvania
Functions for science: linear, quadratic, exponentials, trigonometric; Derivatives: velocity, acceleration and growth; Differential equations: Newton's Laws, Rocket motion, chaotic systems; Forces and vectors. Numerous worked problems.

Energy and the Environment
Environmental consequences of energy generation and use. Syllabus. Calendar. Lecture notes. Assignments. Exams. Student work. Links to related materials. By Mark H. Shapiro, California State University, Fullerton.

Engineering Physics I
Calculus-based. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, and assignments. By James S. Meyer, St Gregory's College.

Fibre Optic Technology
Preparation of optic fibre ends, fusion splicing, OTDR, power meters, mechanical splice equipment, and termination equipment. Lecture notes and links to related materials. By Hugh Reid, Bell College Of Technology, UK.

Foundations of Modern Physics
Quantum mechanics. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, assignments, and links to related materials. By S. Pollock, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Fundamental Physics - Mechanics
Calculus-based. Assignments, homework hints, and links to related materials. By Mark H. Shapiro, California State University, Fullerton.

Fundamentals of Physics - Electricity and Magnetism
Calculus-based. Syllabus, calendar, assignments, and homework hints. By Mark H. Shapiro, California State University, Fullerton.

Fundamentals of Physics
A web course on Fundamental Physics. By C.H. Tong, Purdue University, Indiana.

Galileo and Einstein: Physics for Nonscience Majors
Greek science, mathematics, and astronomy: Thales, Pythagoras, Zeno, Plato, Aristotle, Aristarchus, Eudoxus, Archimedes, Ptolemy, Hypatia. Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Galileo on scaling, acceleration, projectiles, and the moon and planets. Newton’s Laws. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, assignments, exams, and links to related materials. By Michael Fowler, University of Virginia.

General Physics
Virtual study room. Syllabus, calendar, grades, and links to related materials. By Carl Adler, East Carolina University.

General Physics
For science majors. Java applets for interactive simulations and an online lab manual. Syllabus. Assignments. Exams. Tutorials. By Ian Littlewood, California State University, Stanislaus.

General Physics
Algebra-based. Mechanics and thermal physics. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, assignments, exams, Mathematica simulation packages, and grades. Mark I. Stockman, Washington State University.

General Physics I
Calculus-based. Mechanics, mechanical waves, and thermodynamics. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, assignments, problem-set solutions, exams, grades, and links to related materials. By D. Carlsmith, University of Wisconsin - Madison.

General Physics I
Algebra/trigonometry-based. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, assignments, and links to related materials. By James S. Meyer, St Gregory's College.

General Physics for First-Year University Science and Engineering
Thermal physics, waves and optics, electricity and magnetism, electronics, fluids, and vacuum physics. Lecture notes. By A.C. Fischer-Cripps, University of Technology, Australia.

Graduate Classical Mechanics
Course. Syllabus, problems with solutions, assignments, exams, Mathematica simulation, and grades. By Mark I. Stockman, Washington State University.

Honors Introductory Physics: Electricity and Magnetism
Course. Syllabus, calendar, assignments, exams, grades, and links to related materials. By Maurice Barnhill, University of Delaware.

Honors Introductory Physics: Mechanics
Course. Syllabus, calendar, assignments, exams, grades, and links to related materials. By Maurice Barnhill, University of Delaware.

Introduction to Beam Physics
Uses video teleconferencing supported by ISDN-based teleconferencing equipment or Internet-based CU-SeeMe. Lecture schedule. By Martin Berz, Michigan State University.

Introduction to Mechanics
Calculus-based. Concepts of translational and rotational kinematics and dynamics, equilibrium of rigid bodies, oscillations and special relativity illustrated within situations ranging from the environment to subatomic physics. Syllabus, calendar, feedback and questions facility, assignments, and links to related materials. By John R. Dutcher, University of Guelph, Canada.

Introductory Calculus-Based Mechanics
Course. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, assignments, student work, and links to related materials. By Dan MacIsaac, Purdue University.

Introductory Physics
Course. Lecture notes, exams, and links to related materials. By Fred Gram, Cuyahoga Community College.

The Light Cone
Multimedia introduction to the theory of relativity for use in a non-science major course. Lecture notes. By Rob Salgado, Syracuse University.

Calculus-based. Syllabus, calendar, assignments, exams, grades, and links to related materials. By Gregor M. Novak, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.

Three courses offered entirely via the web. PHY 101 Physics 1, PHY 102 Physics 2, SCI 111 Physical Science.

Physics for the Non-Scientist - Physics 150, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Lecture slides and active learning exercises as well as notes and homework: History, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Conservation Laws, Electromagnetism, Waves, Special Relativity, General Relativity, Quantum mechanics, Particle Physics.

Physics 150
Physics 150 is a short synopses of all of Physics. The emphasis is conceptual rather than quantitative. It should appeal to those who have minimal mathematical training and requires no knowledge of calculus.

Physics Homework Service
Course. Syllabi, handouts, and instructions for using computerized homework service. By Faculty, University of Texas at Austin.

Physics I for Scientists and Engineers
Calculus-based. Lab deals with physical systems and computer numerical techniques. Emphasis on mathematical analysis of systems. Syllabus, calendar, and links to related materials. By William Roy Hall, Community College of Allegheny County - South Campus.

Physics in the Modern World
Course. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, assignments, exams, and grades. By John W. Robson, University of Arizona.

The Physics of the Internet
Physics of energy generation via alternative energy sources. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, assignments, exams, student work, and links to related materials. By Greg Bothun, University of Oregon.

Quantum Mechanics
Graduate-level. Fall 1996. Material in PDF format. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, assignments, homework solutions, newsgroup, and links to related materials. By Marianne Breinig, University of Tennessee.

Quantum Physics
Multimedia Course, Tutorials, Lectures etc. (Text, Images & MPEG's). Bohr atom, double slit, tunneling, wave packets. By Tomás A. Arias, MIT.

Science and Science Fiction in Film
Physical principles from two perspectives—the way the they are portrayed in 12 science fiction films and Star Trek episodes, and also the way they are understood by scientists. Syllabus. By Leroy W. Dubeck, Temple University.

Science for Primary Education
Electricity, forces, magnetism, sound, and introductory chemistry for primary (elementary) school teachers. Lecture notes. By Clive Buckley and David Harrison, North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, UK.

Space and Time
For non-science majors. Based on Hawking's A Brief History of Time. Special relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, and black holes. Syllabus and links to related materials. By R. Hickey, Hartwick College.

Space and Time in Elementary Physics
Connections between mathematics and its application in physics by re-introducing the mathematical concepts with physical models. Enhances mathematical intuition with physical analogies and physical intuition with mathematical analogies. Syllabus, calendar, and lecture notes. By Rob Salgado, Syracuse University.

Special Relativity
Delivered entirely on the Internet. Syllabus, calendar, newsgroup, assignments, exams, and problem solutions. By Richard C. Smith, University of West Florida.

Tensors and Relativity
Course. Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, assignments, and links to related materials. By Peter Dunsby, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Undergraduate Physics Laboratory—Mechanics
Java visualizations and materials. Lecture notes, student work, and links to related materials. By Vladimir Sorokin, University of Kentucky.

University Physics, Environmental Physics, Thermal Physics, Statistical Physics
Four courses. Syllabus, calendar, assignments, Mathcad files, and links to related materials. By Miron Kaufman, Cleveland State University.

Various Courses
Three courses: Physics of Energy and the Environment, The Scientific Basis for the Man-Nature Partnership, and General Physics. Syllabi, exams, homework, and lecture notes. By Faculty, University of Oregon.

Various Courses
Links to several courses. Assignments and exams. By Faculty, University of Pennsylvania.

Various Courses
Links to several undergraduate and graduate courses, including Science for Survival, Electromagnetism, and Computational Physics. Syllabus, lecture notes, and assignments. By Faculty, Carleton University, Canada.

Various Courses
Multiple web-assisted courses from the department of Physics at Harvard University: Selected courses include: Quantum Mechanics I 143A, Introductory Magnetism Physics 15b, and The Nature of Light and Matter, Science A-29.

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