USEFUL PHYSICS WEBSITES






This page contains links to websites which are a resource for many physics courses and for private study. A short commentary on the contents of each website is given to guide the user.




The American Physical Society provides a website with some of the latest physics news and with links to many other physics websites including some of the ones below. Click on Physics Central.



Physics Web features popular accounts of important developments in physics. Click on Physics Web.



This website was constructed to supplement two physics textbooks, one calculus level and one non-calculus, by Giancoli. This can be a particularly useful resource for physics 116, 117 or 121. Click on Giancoli. Giancoli.



This website was created by Raman Pfaff originally at the University of Michigan. It contains some excellent simulations which have been of special value for physics 110a. However, most of these will also be of interest for the other introductory physics courses too. We have many of Pfaff's simulations on the hard disk of all the introductory lab computers. However, for internet access, Click on Explore Science.



This website originates in Germany and is created by Walter Fendt. It nicely complements the Explore Science website of Raman Pfaff and is also useful for all 100-level courses. Click on Fendt's Java Applets.



Physics 2000 is a website, created by Martin V. Goldman and a team of others at the University of Colorado. This is by far the most elaborate and extensive physics website available. It was originally created as a tutorial to introduce the concepts of physics for the purpose of eventually explaining to the public the essence of Colorado's research on the Bose-Einstein Condensate. The modern physics content of this website is remarkably good. Click on Physics2000



The University of Oregon's physics department created this website. The topics are somewhat more advanced and the animations more complex than most of the above. We have had trouble on many occasions getting these animations to download quickly enough to be useful. They are worth a look. Click on Oregon.



Sergei Kiselev and Tanya Yanovsky-Kiselev created these useful contributions. Click on Kiselev



The Mississippi State University Encyclopedic Web Site was created by Professor Taha Mzoughi. This site contains links to many other sites with physics demonstrations and animations, including some of the above. Click on Javamirror



Images of Atoms are created with a Scanning Tunneling Microscope in an IBM site that creatively makes art out of these images. This demonstrates that while we can't see atoms by shining light off of them, we can create topographical images of atoms on the surface of materials. Click on Atoms.



To see how a Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) works, click on STM.



The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming, an important environmental issue in today's headlines, is discussed in the website accessed by clicking on Greenhouse Effect.



The Contemporary Physics Education Project (CPEP) has a website that features three separate modern physics topics: (1) Fundamental Particles and Interactions, (2) Plasma Physics and Fusion, and (3) Nuclear Science. Click on CPEP.





R.S. Panvini
1/18/2000