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Comprehensive software library of physics simulations and labs covering a full year of introductory physics – Mechanics, Waves, Heat, Fluids, Optics, and Electricity & Magnetism.

Adopted by over 2200 schools, Exploration of Physics: Simulation Library Vol._I has earned the reputation of being the most comprehensive and in-depth physics simulation software package available! The 64 highly interactive stand-alone simulations and labs cover a full year of introductory physics – mechanics, waves, heat, fluids, electricity & magnetism, and optics are all given extensive treatment. The software program utilizes a simulated lab approach allowing students to perform in-depth investigations.

Each simulation employs its own powerful engine that accurately recreates the physical world. Experimental parameters are easily manipulated using an assortment of slider controls; physical behaviors are brought to life using animated graphics that respond to user input; and physical quantities are displayed using digital readouts, graphs, and histograms. Each simulation also has a readily accessible detailed student lab-guide that provides specific direction for carrying out the lab investigation.

The vast collection of physics simulations and labs may be used in a variety of ways: (1) as an instructor lecture aid for demonstration purposes in front of the classroom, (2) for student use as a computer-based lab activity. Exploration of Physics simulations can be used to introduce a physics concept, or serve nicely to reinforce and extend a lab (involving apparatus) that has already been performed.

The ready-to-run simulations and highly intuitive interface allows first time users to immediately use the simulations and begin exploring with no preliminary time investment – essentially providing a ready-to-go lab experience.

Physics Simulations Contained in Vol. I

Mechanics

  • Graphical Analysis: Position, Velocity, Acceleration Graphs
  • Vector Properties
  • Free Fall Laboratory
  • Projectile Motion
  • Force Table
  • Inclined Plane
  • Connected Masses on Two Inclines
  • Centripetal Force
  • Gravitational Orbits
  • Cavendish Experiment
  • Center of Mass
  • Air Track Collisions
  • 2D Collisions
  • Basic Torque
  • Spring & Pendulum
  • Damped Oscillator
  • Two Mass Oscillator
  • 2D Oscillator


Waves

  • Wave Addition
  • Waves on a Rope
  • Standing Waves in Open and Closed Tubes
  • Interference Patterns
  • Thin Film Interference
  • Multiple-Slit Interference
  • Resolution: Diffraction at a Circular Aperture
  • Intensity of Sound
  • Tone Beats
  • Doppler Shift 1
  • Doppler Shift 2
  • Lissajous Figures

 

Heat

  • Microscopic Heat
  • Thermal Conduction
  • Calorimetry
  • Gas Flow
  • 1st Law of Thermodynamics
  • Ideal Gas
  • Adiabatic & Isothermal Compression
  • Carnot Cycle


Electricity & Magnetism

  • Coulomb Forces
  • Electric Fields
  • Magnetic Fields
  • Trajectory in E & B Fields
  • Cathode-Ray Tube
  • Lenz’s Law
  • Motion of Charge Carriers through Conducting Wire
  • Capacitor Properties
  • Resistive Circuits
  • Capacitor Circuits
  • RC Circuits


Optics

  • Color Addition
  • Color Subtraction
  • Basic Prism
  • Snell’s Law
  • Converging & Diverging Lenses
  • Fermat’s Principle
  • Polarization


Fluids

  • Density Lab
  • Buoyancy Lab
  • Pressure & Depth
  • U Tube
  • Bernoulli’s Equation
  • Torricelli’s Law
  • Flow Around a Wing
 
Pricing

One-Year License
Single-User License: $69.00
Lab-10 License: $159.00
Lab-30 License: $229.00
Unlimited Site License: $289.00

Perpetual License
(One-time fee, no expiration)
Single User: $229.00
Lab-10 License: $459.00
Lab-30 License: $679.00
Unlimited Site License: $890.00

Unlimited Site License allows an unlimited number of computers to run the software at one site, student take-home privileges are granted with this license only. Distance Learning License is priced the same as the Unlimited Site License.
System Compatibility

Download: The downloadable software runs natively on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Mac OSX  10.6 - 10.12

Web Browser: If your school has a subscription to Frame, the software will run on iPads, Chromebooks, or any web browser.
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