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.
Graphical Analysis: Position, Velocity, Acceleration Graphs
Free Fall Laboratory
Connected Masses on Two Inclines
Center of Mass
Air Track Collisions
Spring & Pendulum
Two Mass Oscillator
Waves on a Rope
Standing Waves in Open and Closed Tubes
Thin Film Interference
Resolution: Diffraction at a Circular Aperture
Intensity of Sound
Doppler Shift 1
Doppler Shift 2
1st Law of Thermodynamics
Adiabatic & Isothermal Compression
Electricity & Magnetism
Trajectory in E & B Fields
Motion of Charge Carriers through Conducting Wire
Converging & Diverging Lenses
Pressure & Depth
Flow Around a Wing
Single-User License: $69.00
Lab-10 License: $159.00
Lab-30 License: $229.00
Unlimited Site License: $289.00
(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.
Purchase online using a credit card. Exploration of Physics is delivered via download. Windows and Mac versions are both provided with purchase. (See our Ordering page for other methods of purchase.)
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