Phys 1002 Useful Links
Links will be added here as they are mentioned in class. Future links were once useful in the past, will update them as we get there, but if you want to poke around ahead, great!
The textbook's webpage.
A Moodle site: used as a place to put the clicker responses. You'll need to log in once to associate your clicker ID with your name. After that, you can check to see if your clicks are getting recorded.
How to trick the physics web servers into thinking you are on campus when you're really at home
The UMD Tutoring Center
UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) with the Physics Dept.
This class uses Mastering Physics. This hopefully came with your textbook, but if not it costs money. Register for this course, ID MPHABIG89885
A bunch of links (animations, tutorials, java applets) to help you understand many different things from electricity and magnetism
A cool electrostatics video from the space station.
A levitating superconductor doing neat tricks. The fact that it gets “locked” into place is the action of “levitation” on more than just the up/down axis.
An animation showing how voltage phasors work
A java virtual experiment to show the Doppler effect.
Measure the speed of light using your microwave!
A concave mirror melting stuff with sunlight.
http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LIGO_web/about/stuff about how it works.
The Bad Astronomer's analysis of “retina display” advertising.
A video game with a slow speed of light.
How to pronounce De Broglie's name.
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse, including embedded video. A standing wave resonance in action.
An online interactive periodic table of the elements.
Energy available from fission, in a cartoon.
Calculate your own yearly radiation dose at this website.
A good youtube video called “Imagining the 10th dimension”, about extra dimensions.