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APOD: An Ion Drive for Deep Space 1
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This Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) image shows a laboratory test ...

This Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) image shows a laboratory test of the ion drive engine used to propel the Deep Space 1 exploratory probe across the solar system in 1998. The site includes a description of how the device works and provides links for related information.

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Engineering
Physics
Space Science
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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Workshop Physics Activity Guide, The Core Volume: Mechanics I: Kinematics and Newtonian Dynamics (Units 1-7), Module 1
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The volume advertised on this page contains a set of student workbooks ...

The volume advertised on this page contains a set of student workbooks designed to serve as the foundation for a two-semester calculus-based introductory physics course. The course consists of 28 units that interweave text materials with activities that include prediction, qulaitative observation, explanation, equation derivation, mathematical modeling, quantitative experiments, and problem solving. Students use a powerful set of computer tools to record, display, and analyze data, as well as to develop mathematical models of physical phenomena. The design of many of the activities is based on the outcomes of physics education research.

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Mathematics
Physics
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Priscilla W. Laws
Mini-Magnetospheric Plasma Propulsion (M2P2)
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This site discusses an advanced plasma propulsion system that will enable spacecraft ...

This site discusses an advanced plasma propulsion system that will enable spacecraft to attain unprecedented speeds, with minimal energy and mass requirements. The high efficiency attained by the system is due to its utilization of the energy from the solar wind to provide the enhanced thrust.

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Engineering
Physics
Space Science
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
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Robert Winglee
Numerical Methods for Physics, 2nd Ed.
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Numerical Methods for Physics is an upper-division/graduate level textbook on computational physics. ...

Numerical Methods for Physics is an upper-division/graduate level textbook on computational physics. The book's website provides errata, additional exercises, and information on the book's programs.

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Computing and Information
Mathematics
Physics
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Author:
Alejandro Garcia
EROS Image Gallery: Earth as Art 2
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Earth as Art 2, by the U.S. Geological Survey, is a gallery ...

Earth as Art 2, by the U.S. Geological Survey, is a gallery of images created by the Landsat-7 and the ASTER satellites. The images are in vivid false color and show remarkable geological features ranging from volcanoes to wind patterns to desert sand dunes. There is a companion website with similar content--Earth as Art.

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Physics
Geoscience
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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2-D Vector Field Simulation
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The applet simulates various vector fields, including spherical, radial, and constant plane. ...

The applet simulates various vector fields, including spherical, radial, and constant plane. It is a generalized version of an electrostatic field simulation by the same author. The field strength and number of particles simulated are adjustable. Divergence, curl, and potential can be color-coded. Grid lines, potential lines, or streamlines can be displayed. Directions, specific links to the subject and source code are also included.

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Mathematics
Physics
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Interactive
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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Author:
Paul Falstad
Live from Antarctica 2
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This virtual exploration of Antartica from 1997, a part of the NASA ...

This virtual exploration of Antartica from 1997, a part of the NASA Quest project, provides students and teachers materials to understand scientific research and exploration. Photos, journals, videos are available.

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Physics
Geoscience
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Donald James
Learning and Teaching Mathematics using Simulations – Plus 2000 Examples from Physics
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This work takes an experimental approach to understanding mathematics through the use ...

This work takes an experimental approach to understanding mathematics through the use of interactive Java simulations. Suggestions for experiments to perform are included for over 60 interactive EJS models created by the author and a collection of over 2000 java simulations in physics. Topics covered include infinitesimal calculus, partial differential equations, fractals and much more. Intervention and customization of the calculation programs is possible using the EJS (Easy Java Simulation) simulation technology. A module library also allows users to engage in further development. In the electronic version of the text, the examples can be accessed directly from the text and operated online or from an installed package. The interactive format is an ideal tool to help users visualize and understand mathematics and physics and their simulation techniques.

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Computing and Information
Mathematics
Calculus
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Dieter Röß
Biomedical Image Awards 2006 Gallery: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
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This page from the 2006 Biomedical Image Awards provides an image by ...

This page from the 2006 Biomedical Image Awards provides an image by Arindam Chaudhuri showing stress in an aneurysm, a ballooning of an artery due to weakness in its wall. What is pictured is actually a three-dimensional model, made of latex, that was illuminated with polarized light to reveal the stress in the aneurysm. Text on the page provides further information.

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Technology
Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
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Diagram/Illustration
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Author:
Arindam Chaudhuri
3-D Vector Field Simulation
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This simulation illustrates a wide range of 3D vector fields, including spherical, ...

This simulation illustrates a wide range of 3D vector fields, including spherical, radial, and linear. The fields can be displayed as vectors, particle trajectories, equipotentials, and other options. The number of particles, vectors, or streamlines, and the field strength are adjustable. Directions and source code are also included. This is an extension of a 3D Electric and Magnetic Field viewer from the same author.

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Mathematics
Physics
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Interactive
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Paul Falstad
OSP 3D Eclipse Workspace
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The OSP 3D Eclipse Workspace contains the source code and examples for ...

The OSP 3D Eclipse Workspace contains the source code and examples for the Simple 3D and Java 3D implementations of OSP 3D API. The Simple 3D implementation uses only the standard Java distribution and will run on any Java-enabled computer. The Java 3D implementation improves the performance and the appearance of examples but the Java 3D library must be installed. Like the Simple 3D implementation, the Java 3D implementation uses GPU hardware acceleration to provide better intersection of surfaces and hidden-lines removal, as well as additional features such as textures and lighting. See <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_3D">Java 3D</a>.

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Computing and Information
Education
Physics
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Full Course
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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Author:
Dr Carlos Jara
Francisco Esquembre
Wolfgang Christian
60 Minutes: Cold Fusion Is Hot Again
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When a pair of scientists first introduced cold nuclear fusion in 1989 ...

When a pair of scientists first introduced cold nuclear fusion in 1989 as a source of almost limitless energy, the scientific community quickly discredited the experiments. In some venues, these experiments are case studies in faulty scientific investigation. But now a respected scientist at SRI International is doing extensive research on the same process -- with promising results. This 12-minute investigative report by CBS <i>60 Minutes</i> explores the renewed interest in cold fusion and its implications for society. <i>This resource is available for free online viewing. A four-page text synopsis is also provided. It could be especially useful as a springboard for a lesson on the importance of objectivity in scientific experimentation.</i>

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Education
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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Earthquake Summaries: Poster of the L'Aquila, Italy Earthquake of April 6, 2009 - Magnitude 6.3
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This site, from USGS, provides a printable poster mapping out the seismic ...

This site, from USGS, provides a printable poster mapping out the seismic activity that occurred during the earthquakes in central Italy on April 6, 2009. Maps on the poster show earthquake intensity (in physics units), nearby faults, and how plate tectonics and local geology produced the quake. Links provide further information.

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Physics
Geoscience
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MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Fields Visualizations - Cross Product of Two Vectors
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This item is an interactive three-dimensional animation that illustrates the concept of ...

This item is an interactive three-dimensional animation that illustrates the concept of vector cross product. Users set angle theta from zero to 360 degrees, and then rotate a vector through the angle. An animated hand automatically points in the proper direction according to the Right Hand Rule. No mathematics is introduced. This item is part of a collection of visualizations developed by the MIT TEAL project to supplement an introductory course in calculus-based electricity and magnetism. Lecture notes, labs, and presentations are also available as part of MIT's Open Courseware Repository: <a href="http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-02TSpring-2005/CourseHome/index.htm" target="_blank">MIT Open Courseware: Electricity and Magnetism</a>

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Education
Mathematics
Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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Author:
John Belcher
Michael Danziger
National Science Foundation
Cellular Automata (Rule 90) Model
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The EJS Cellular Automata (Rule 90) model displays a lattice with any ...

The EJS Cellular Automata (Rule 90) model displays a lattice with any one of a finite number of states which are updated synchronously in discrete time steps according to a local (nearby neighbor) rule. Rule 90 is a specific nearby neighbor rule following the classification scheme developed by Stephen Wolfram that produces a Pascal triangle mod 2 (Sierpinski gasket) if there is a single initial cell with a value of one. You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting “Open Ejs Model” from the pop-up menu item. The Cellular Automata (Rule 90) model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_ms_explicit_Automata1DRule90.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models. Additional Ejs models are available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

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Computing and Information
Mathematics
Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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Author:
Wolfgang Christian
About Dust
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This webpage from Wayne's Word provides basic information about dust storms, including ...

This webpage from Wayne's Word provides basic information about dust storms, including how they are formed and the problems they cause. Recent dust storms in New South Wales, Australia, are described. Several photos of dust storms are included.

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Physics
Geoscience
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Diagram/Illustration
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Acid Strong Base Titrations Model
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The Acid Strong Base Titrations model show how to estimate the concentration ...

The Acid Strong Base Titrations model show how to estimate the concentration of the acid in a given sample. If one follows the titration by a visual indicator, the neutralization is detected through a sudden change of that indicator color. This model shows the titration curve as a strong monofunctional base (sodium hydroxide, for example), is added to an aqueous solution of a monoprotic acid. The Acid Strong Base Titrations model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed. You can modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the map and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.

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Chemistry
Physics
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Author:
Fernando Silva Fernandes
Active Galaxies Educator Guide
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This guide accompanies an educational wall-sheet that uses Active Galaxies as an ...

This guide accompanies an educational wall-sheet that uses Active Galaxies as an engagement to teach selected topics in physical science and mathematics. Active galaxies have super-massive black holes in their cores, some of which emit jets of particles and light. The guide was developed by the Sonoma State University Education and Public Outreach group to support the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, formerly the GLAST mission. The Active Galaxies Educator Guide features three curriculum enhancement activities, background information, assessment information, student worksheets, extension and transfer activities, and detailed information about the physical science and mathematics content standards. This is part of a collection of resources provided by the Space Science Education Resource Directory, and has passed a SSERD Panel Review.

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Mathematics
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Sonoma State University
Activities in Meteorology
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The book, Sorbjan, Z (1996):Hands-on Meteorology, published by the American Meteorological Society, ...

The book, Sorbjan, Z (1996):Hands-on Meteorology, published by the American Meteorological Society, is an excellent source of ideas for teachers to use in the classroom. However, no book can be complete, so this web site is an extension of the ideas in Sorbjan's very readable book. The project grew out of a number activities which were originally documented in Neuberger, Hans and George Nicholas (1962):Manual of Lecture Demonstrations, Laboratory Experiments, and Observational Equipment for Teaching Elementary Meteorology in Schools and Colleges, College of Mineral Industries, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 183 pgs. The original activities were constructed, documented and tested in three summer workshops; however, there were some errors and misleading concepts presented. These have been corrected.Since the time the Manual was written, there have been some major changes in education as well as the technology available in the classroom. The author has added a significant number of activities to the original manual, including two laboratory exercises used in Meteorology 101 at Montgomery College, Germantown. My thanks to a summer Intern, Joshua Larson, who did much of the scanning and initial drafting of the work.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Henry W. Robinson
Robinson, Henry W.
Airborne Infection SEIR Model
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The Airborne Infection SEIR Model examines the time evolution of four populations ...

The Airborne Infection SEIR Model examines the time evolution of four populations in an epidemic: those who are susceptible to infection, those who have been exposed but do not yet exhibit symptoms, those who are infected and contagious, and those who have recovered from the infection. The SUSCEPTIBLE-EXPOSED-INFECTED-REMOVED (SEIR) Model shows that infection can spread throughout a population in just a matter of days. Infections and viruses can be transmitted relatively easily, or can be prevented all together if certain conditions are satisfied. This model examines the spread of infection in indoor environments and the parameters that shape its transmission. The Airborne Infection SEIR Model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed. You can modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the map and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.

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Life Science
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Data Set
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
John de Saint Phalle