Phys 2015 Useful Links
Links will be added here as they are mentioned in class.
About the online homework. Also note that the Mastering website has the whole textbook in ebook format, which is easier to haul around than the original tome.
How to trick the physics web servers into thinking you are on campus when you're really at home
Physics department Help Session Schedule
Science talks at UMD, from many different departments
Video demos and lectures, from MIT
A good online integral table
Simulations of stuff, mostly from another textbook's website:
A simulation of the electric field of a point charge
A simulation showing charges reaching electrostatic equilibrium and concentrating on the pointy bits.
Electric potential and work on a line integral
Series and parallel circuits
Light Bulb circuit
Motion of a charge in a magnetic field
Magnetic field from a current loop
Magnetic field from a long straight wire
Magnetic field from a solenoid.
Faraday's induction experiments.
Ballooning spiders powered by electrostatics
Variations on compass headings (aimed at pilots)
Compute your geomagnetic variation
An interactive map of the magnetic north pole
Radiation pressure from cell phones and radar guns.
The “corner mirror” on the moon, allowing laser rangefinding
A java virtual experiment to show the Doppler effect.
Diffraction stuff around some differently shaped edges.
http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LIGO_web/about/stuff about how it works.
An online interactive periodic table of the elements.
MIT video of light moving at a trillion fps.