More Java Applets
Posted January 17, 2011on:
I don’t remember seeing these before. I just got an email that the link to the Java Applet for acceleration had failed. It didn’t take me long to find the gentleman’s page and I realized that he has an extensive list of these physics applets. Here is the main page in English:
There are some really useful tools here for demonstrating mechanics to your students. Best of all, he has a download button, you can just put them all on your computer and not worry about his link changing. I haven’t been able to make the downloaded applets work, if someone can post some help, it would be appreciated. I tried just clicking on them, they open up Firefox, but they all seem to fail.
If you have access to computers in your classroom, you can design lab experiments where the students input conditions into these applets and read the results from the screen. Not as much fun as hands-on, but a lot better than lecture. If you do create an applet lab, please forward it to me, I’d love to attach it to this post.