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The simple pendulum

Excellent animations proving assorted points about the simple harmonic motion approximation for pendulums.

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How Sunglasses Work

A good article with several pages covering various points on different types of sunglasses including polarised glasses.

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Math Hunt: Outer Space

Maths quiz where you choose a topic to learn about, win points by solving math problems.

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Super planet crash

Drop planets around a star and see how long they last. Score points by placing the planets in the habitable zone. Can you make your solar system last 500 years?

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IPPEX

A great starting point for learning about nuclear fusion physics, plasma and tokamaks.

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Fermat Principle

The path of a ray of light between two points is the path that minimizes the travel time. This java applet lets you visualize the above statement. Useful for college level students and those study ...

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Mirror Game

The challenge is to move a reflected dot within a path width to another point on the screen. It is easier to do than describe!

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Syncom Satellite

Communication satellites are most valuable when they stay above the same point on the earth, in what are called "geostationary orbits".

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Electrostatic Potential Applet

An interactive multimedia site that allow for charges at any point in a field strength is measure.

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Airbag

While the driver with an airbag may experience the same average impact force as the driver with a good seatbelt, the airbag exerts an equal pressure on all points.

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