Updated 4/3/2019 - 206 simulations of mine plus 4 others

**Beyond physics**

**Climate Change**

- Vehicle emissions of carbon dioxide
- Historical energy use in USA
- USA electricity generation map, by Dan Schroeder

**Vector Addition**

**Motion in 1 dimension**

- Motion Diagrams
- Constant Velocity vs. Constant Acceleration
- Graph matching (position + velocity graphs)
- 1-D motion: graphs
- Constant Acceleration, Same Physics
- Landing a rocket
- Ranking task - rank by acceleration
- Galileo's ramp (with sound)
- Relative velocity: race on a moving sidewalk

**Motion in 2 dimensions**

- Race between a dropped ball and one launched horizontally
- A ballistics cart
- Projectile Motion (set speed and angle)
- Projectile Motion (set initial velocity components)
- Projectile Motion (with motion diagram, velocity components, and graphs)
- Projectile Motion (with motion diagram and velocity components)
- Projectile Motion (changing the launch angle)
- Whole vectors
- The monkey and the hunter
- Motion with Constant Acceleration

**Forces**

- Force and motion in 1D
- The normal force
- Static friction
- Elevator physics
- Atwood's machine
- Force and motion in 1D, with friction
- Friction on an incline
- Ranking task - rank by net force

**Circular motion**

- Circular motion
- A ball on a string
- A disk on a turntable
- Gravitron (carnival ride model)
- Car on a banked turn

**Momentum and Energy**

- Momentum and Impulse
- Collisions in 1-Dimension
- Collisions in 1-Dimension, with bar graphs
- Puzzle - 1-D collision with interactive bar graphs
- Center of Mass
- Motion of the center of mass
- Motion with no net external force
- Kinetic energy and work
- Ball on a ramp
- Comparing ramps
- Energy graphs - object sliding down a ramp
- Energy graphs - object sliding down a ramp (with spring)
- Energy graphs for landing a rocket
- Energy bar graphs for a pendulum
- A ballistic pendulum

**Gravitation**

- Gravitational interactions
- Gravitational interactions - time evolution
- A binary system
- The Earth and the Sun
- The Earth and the Sun - multiple Earths
- Orbits and Energy
- The inner solar system
- Closest planet to Earth (on average)
- Gravitational assist (slingshot)

**Rotation**

- Comparing rotational kinematics and 1-D motion
- Rotation of a revolving door
- Static equilibrium - a balanced beam
- Static equilibrium - three ways to calculate torque
- Static equilibrium - a hinged rod
- A block and a pulley
- A block and a pulley, with energy bar graphs
- Atwood's machine, re-visited
- Atwood's machine, with energy bar graphs
- Rolling - four views
- How a front-wheel-drive car works
- Rolling - the bowling ball problem
- Jumping on a merry-go-round
- An accelerating cylinder
- Rolling down a ramp

**Harmonic Motion**

- Connecting simple harmonic motion and uniform circular motion
- A ball on a spring
- A ball on a spring - energy graphs
- A ball on a spring - with damping (friction)
- A spring wave (similar to pendulum wave)
- A Simple pendulum
- A simple pendulum, with damping

**Fluids**

- The buoyant force
- Apparent weight (and the buoyant force)
- Pressure in a static fluid
- Continuity - fluid in a pipe
- There's a hole in my bucket
- Ball dropping in a viscous fluid

**Heat and Thermodynamics**

- Thermometer
- Thermal expansion
- Add heat to water
- Mix ice and water
- Ideal gas
- Ideal gas (no histogram)
- A circular version of the previous simulation
- Diffusion
- Brownian motion
- Newton's law of cooling
- P-V diagram
- Isothermal, isobaric, and isochoric processes
- Comparing isothermal and adiabatic processes
- A sample thermodynamic cycle
- Why an adiabatic process changes temperature
- Energy flow in a heat engine
- Energy flow in an air conditioner or fridge

**Waves**

- A transverse wave
- A longitudinal wave
- A longitudinal wave on a spring
- A wave movie and a graph
- Measuring speed of sound
- The Doppler effect
- The Doppler effect, with graphs
- Constructive and destructive interference
- Interference of pulses
- Beats
- Reflections
- Standing waves on a string
- Standing waves in a pipe
- Photocopying a wave (rolling shutter)
- Photocopying a fidget spinner (rolling shutter)

**Electric charge and electric field**

- An electroscope
- An electroscope and a charged rod
- Coulomb's Law
- Coulomb's Law, plotting vs various functions of r
- Coulomb's Law - interactions between charged particles
- Coulomb's Law - interactions between charged particles - time evolution
- Electric field near two charges
- Potential energy for two charges
- Force and Potential energy for two charges
- Electric field and electric potential in 1-D
- Connecting Force and Energy; Field and Potential
- A charge in an electric field
- A charge on a string in an electric field
- Puzzle - determine the charge value
- Puzzle - determine the two charge values
- Puzzle - determine the two charge values from the graphs
- Puzzle - rank the three charges based on their magnitude

**Electric circuits**

- A basic circuit
- Ohm's law
- Ohm's law - current vs. voltage graph
- Ohm's law - current vs. resistance graph
- Power boxes - an introduction
- Power boxes - parallel circuit
- Power boxes - series circuit
- Power boxes - combination circuit
- Ranking task - rank by resistance
- Resistor-Capacitor (RC) circuit
- Power boxes - RC series circuit

**Magnetism**

- The force on a charged particle in a magnetic field
- The trail behind a charged particle moving in a magnetic field
- A charged particle moving in three dimensions
- Mass spectrometer
- A cyclotron
- The magnetic field near two current-carrying wires
- The magnetic field in 1-dimension
- The force between current-carrying wires
- A direct-current motor
- Puzzle - rank the three currents based on their magnitude

**Electromagnetic induction**

- Animation of a magnet and a loop
- Move a magnet near a loop
- Moving a loop through a magnetic field
- Motional emf
- Electromagnetic railgun
- An electric generator

**AC Circuits**

**Electromagnetic waves**

- 3-D visualization of an EM wave
- Visualization of the visible spectrum
- Solar sail (radiation pressure)
- Doppler effect for EM waves
- One polarizer (polarized incident light)
- Three polarizers (unpolarized incident light)
- Three polarizers - what's behind the curtain?
- Optical activity

**Geometrical Optics - Reflection and mirrors**

- Color mixing (additive + subtractive)
- Reflection from a plane mirror, by Steven Sahyun
- Reflection and the role of time
- Reflection, the role of time, and the law of reflection
- How tall does a mirror have to be for you to see your whole self?
- Ray diagram for a converging, diverging, or plane mirror
- Test yourself - what's behind the curtain? (Mirrors)
- Test yourself - find the focal length
- Mirrors and time (the role of time in image formation)
- Mirrors and time (the role of time in image formation) - draggable
- Mirrors and time (the role of time in image formation) - graph

**Geometrical Optics - Refraction and lenses**

- Ray diagram for a converging or diverging lens
- Nice variation of the previous simulation by John Welch, showing the lens changing shape
- Test yourself - what's behind the curtain? (Lenses)
- Marching band model for refraction
- Refraction and the role of time
- Refraction, the role of time, and Snell's law
- Refraction
- Refraction in a rectangular block
- Refraction in three layers
- Total internal reflection (a model of an optical fiber)
- A prism
- Making a rainbow

**Interference and Diffraction**

- Interference in 2D
- Interference in 2D: exploring path-length difference
- Diffraction from a single-slit
- Single-slit diffraction and double-slit interference pattern
- A diffraction grating
- Reflection and transmission
- Thin-film interference (from Logan Scheiner)
- Newton's rings

**Quantum and Nuclear physics**

**Advanced (or other) topics**

**External links**

- Dan Schroeder's HTML5 workshop materials
- Wolfgang Bauer's HTML5 tutorial
- PhET HTML5 simulations
- Frank McCulley's HTML5 labs, etc.
- HTML5 simulations on ComPADRE, created with Easy JavaScript Simulations
- HTML5 simulations from The Physics Classroom
- Thin-film interference (from Logan Scheiner)

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