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Play a Piano / Synthesizer / Oscilloscope

This virtual reality Java piano lets you play the piano and have a little fun while learning the relationship between the sounds, music theory, musical scales, and the underlying math and physics of ...

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Speed of light

Info on the speed of light, and how quickly it travels through water, air or diamond. Also contains a good overview of historical measurements of the speed of light.

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How laser speed guns work

A good explanation of how laser (LIDAR) speed guns are used to measure a car's speed. There are links to related questions.

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How Hypersonic Planes Work

A brief description of how Hypersonic Planes like the X-43A reach 10 times the speed of sound (mach 10). rom HowStuffWorks.com.

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Introduction to sound

The basics of sound waves, including really useful animations of how sound travels

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How do cyclists reach super fast speeds?

It's a mixture of technology in the bikes and how quickly a rider can get through the air.

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Speed of Light

A basic site dealing with the speed and wavelength of electromagnetic waves.

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Sound Propagation

Good clear introduction to sound concepts with diagrams, including why you sound good singing in the shower!

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Air Track Simulator

This applet simulates collisions in one dimension. Users can change variables of mass, elasticity and initial speeds of masses on an air track.

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How the Speed of Light was First Measured

Details of the experiment conducted to determine the speed of light including Ole Römer's observation with an eclipse of Io, Jupiter's moon.

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