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STP Textbook Chapter 1: From Classical to Statistical Mechanics
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The goal of this introductory chapter is to explore the fundamental differences ...

The goal of this introductory chapter is to explore the fundamental differences between microscopic and macroscopic systems and the connections between classical mechanics and statistical mechanics. We note that bouncing balls come to rest and hot objects cool, and discuss how the behavior of macroscopic objects is related to the behavior of their microscopic constituents. Computer simulations will be introduced to demonstrate the relation of microscopic and macroscopic behavior. These simulations can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, STP, or Statistical and Thermal Physics.

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Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Harvey Gould
Jan Tobochnik
EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 1: Introduction to modeling
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We introduce the <i>Easy Java Simulations</i> (EJS) edition of <i>An Introduction to ...

We introduce the <i>Easy Java Simulations</i> (EJS) edition of <i>An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods</i> and discuss the importance of computers in physics and the nature of computer simulation. Various computer languages are considered and we show how the EJS modeling and authoring tool allows us to separate the model into logical parts and to separate the model from the view. Students learn the logic of computer modeling using loops and control structures as they study algorithms used in professional practice. Students are also introduced to object-oriented programming concepts by using object properties and methods when they create user interfaces. However, little user-interface coding is required because the user interface is created automatically by EJS. <i>Easy Java Simulations</i> is built using the <a href="http://www.compadre.org/osp/">Open Source Physics</a> code library and produces XML-based source code. The use of XML is important because it enables users to describe and store the model at a high level of abstraction, thereby leaving the Java implementation to EJS. A tutorial at the end of Chapter 1 describes this process.

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Computing and Information
Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Wolfgang Christian
Physics by Inquiry: Volume 1
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This book is the first volume in a two-volume set of laboratory-based ...

This book is the first volume in a two-volume set of laboratory-based modules in which the emphasis is on the development of concepts and scientific reasoning skills. Students work collaboratively in small groups, conduct investigations with simple equipment, and use their observations as a basis for constructing scientific models. These instructional materials are especially appropriate for preparing prospective and practicing teachers to teach physics and physical science at the pre-college level. Modules feature narrative, experiments, problems, and exercises on properties of matter, heat, light, magnets, and astronomy.

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Education
Physics
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Author:
Lillian C. McDermott
University of Washington Physics Education Group
EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 10: Electrodynamics
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Chapter 10 computes the electric fields due to static and moving charges, ...

Chapter 10 computes the electric fields due to static and moving charges, describes methods for computing the electric potential in boundary value problems, and solves Maxwell's equations numerically.

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Computing and Information
Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Wolfgang Christian
Plate T-12: Folded Appalachians
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The mental picture of the Appalachian Mountains most of us have is ...

The mental picture of the Appalachian Mountains most of us have is that of long linear ridges and valleys that form a belt some 25 to 100 km wide through Pennsylvania/Virginia/West Virginia and the Carolinas. With relief of 300 to 1000 m or more, these ridges stand out as distinct mountains. This page describes the general geomorphology and geology of the Appalachian Mountains with the use of text and remotely sensed imagery. It is part of 'Geomorphology from Space', an out-of-print NASA publication on the use of remote sensing to study landforms. A link to the rest of the publication is provided.

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Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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UCAR Staff
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NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
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Steve Kempler
Carbon-13 Chemical Shifts
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Hans J. Reich, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has compiled ...

Hans J. Reich, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has compiled this NMR Spectroscopy data, which includes the chemical names for Carbon-13 chemical shifts.

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Chemistry
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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Reich, Hans J.
Chapter 15: Authoring Curricular Material
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The Authoring Curricular Material Chapeter of the OSP User’s Guide describes Launcher ...

The Authoring Curricular Material Chapeter of the OSP User’s Guide describes Launcher and LaunchBuilder and shows how these programs are used to author, organize, and run Java-based curricular material. In order for most instructors to use OSP material in their courses (or in their educational, experimental, or theoretical research), the various physical models already available must be easily accessible, modifiable, and distributable. The paradigm for authoring, organizing, and running curricular material described in this Chapter uses the Launcher and LaunchBuilder programs to accomplish this goal.

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Technology
Education
Physics
Space Science
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Full Course
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Mario Belloni
Wolfgang Christian
OSP User's Guide Chapter 16: Tracker
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The Tracker Chapter of the OSP User's Guide provides documentation and examples ...

The Tracker Chapter of the OSP User's Guide provides documentation and examples of using Tracker, a video analysis tool with dynamical modeling. This includes a summary of features and options, help with navigation as well as details on building customized tracks for designing experiments using Tracker.

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Computing and Information
Education
Mathematics
Physics
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Author:
Douglas Brown
EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 17: Visualization and Rigid Body Dynamics
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The EJS adaptation of An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods Chapter 17 ...

The EJS adaptation of An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods Chapter 17 studies affine transformations in order to visualize objects in three dimensions. We then solve Euler's equation of motion for rigid body dynamics using the quaternion representation of rotations.

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Computing and Information
Technology
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Wolfgang Christian
Electromagnetic Fields, 2nd ed.
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This text is intended for junior/senior level Electricity and Magnetism courses. It ...

This text is intended for junior/senior level Electricity and Magnetism courses. It includes simple examples that are worked out in different ways that will allow students to enhance their calculating abilities.

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Physics
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Roald K. Wangsness
Physics by Inquiry: Volume 2
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This is the second in a series of three books designed to ...

This is the second in a series of three books designed to provide a step-by-step introduction to concepts and reasoning skills that are essential for physics comprehension. Volume II expands on the topics covered in Volume I (basic physical ideas) and introduces new, more complex topics such as Electric Circuits, Electromagnets, Light and Optics, Kinematics, and the Earth and Solar System.

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Education
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Lillian C. McDermott
Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit, Version 2
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This toolkit for educators of all levels and communities about sustainable development ...

This toolkit for educators of all levels and communities about sustainable development was developed by Rosalyn McKeown. This is the second version of the resource, completed in 2002, and is based on "the idea that communities and educational systems within communities need to dovetail their sustainability efforts." There is background information, a case study, details of the challenges to ESD education, and exercises which introduce and elaborate upon sustainability for the classroom.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Case Study
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Textbook
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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Author:
McKeown, Rosalyn Rae, 1952-
EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 2: Creating simulations
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Chapter 2 introduces Java syntax and EJS elements in the context of ...

Chapter 2 introduces Java syntax and EJS elements in the context of simulating the motion of falling particles near the Earth's surface. A simple Euler algorithm for solving first-order differential equations numerically is discussed and this algorithm is shown to produce errors when compared to an analytic solution.

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Computing and Information
Mathematics
Physics
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Textbook
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Wolfgang Christian
Algebra 2
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This downloadable text features over 200 math problems that very closely follow ...

This downloadable text features over 200 math problems that very closely follow the standard curriculum for high school Algebra 2 courses, but with a strong emphasis on space science and astronomy. Fourteen chapters featuring on-grade-level Algebra 2 concepts and skill areas including statistics, probability, conics, trigonometry, complex numbers and matrix algebra. Science topics are drawn from all areas of planetary, solar and astrophysics, in addition to space exploration and rocketry.

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Mathematics
Algebra
Trigonometry
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Textbook
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UCAR Staff
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NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
STP Textbook Chapter 2: Thermodynamic Concepts and Processes
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We introduce the concepts of temperature, energy, work, heating, entropy, engines, and ...

We introduce the concepts of temperature, energy, work, heating, entropy, engines, and the laws of thermodynamics and related macroscopic concepts.

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Physics
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Textbook
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Harvey Gould
Jan Tobochnik
Modeling Science Textbook Chapter 2: Introduction to Easy Java Simulations
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This chapter provides an overview of Easy Java Simulations (Ejs for short), ...

This chapter provides an overview of Easy Java Simulations (Ejs for short), the high-level modeling and authoring tool that we will use to make our models explicit and to run these models to study their behavior. To provide a perspective of the modeling process, we first load, inspect, and run an existing simple harmonic oscillator simulation. We then modify the simulation to show how Ejs engages the user in the modeling process and greatly reduces the amount of programming that is required.

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Computing and Information
Technology
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Francisco Esquembre
Wolfgang Christian
Green Chemistry (2nd edition)
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Measurement science used to characterize environmentally important species is a central aspect ...

Measurement science used to characterize environmentally important species is a central aspect of this textbook and accompanying lecture support/PowerPoint presentations. In addition to discussing the hows and whys of measurement, the discussion of measurements up to 2007 as related to the future of the environment provides a context for learning the material. The content of each chapter is available for download in Power Point file format.

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Technology
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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Manahan, Stanley
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
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Textbook
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Dieter Röß
Science and Engineering Indicators 2002: National Science Board
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Science and Engineering Indicators is a biennial report of the National Science ...

Science and Engineering Indicators is a biennial report of the National Science Board on the trends and capabilities of technical fields within the United States. The document is made to help government and corporate policy makers consider the best directions to take for their respective organization, but it also offers valuable insights into the country's growth. It is a very comprehensive analysis (over 400 pages long), and can be downloaded as a single file or viewed online in several sections. Secondary and higher education, industry, and research and development are all considered in local and international contexts. The quantitative information presented in this report gives an excellent overview of the constantly changing scientific, engineering, and technology industries in the US.

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Technology
Education
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
Introduction to Computer Science and Programming, Spring 2011
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This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. ...

This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students, regardless of their major, to feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will use the Python programming language.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Mathematics
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Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Textbook
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
M.I.T.
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
AMSER LAR Collection
Internet Scout Project
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Guttag, John