 Science: Physics: Classical_Mechanics

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Amusement Park Physics
How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? Design your own roller coaster and experiment with bumper car collisions.

Block and Tackle
Colorful illustrated tutorial shows how a block and tackle (as well as levers and gears) works.

Central Forces with Java
A JAVA applet to simulate orbits in four different central forces: gravity, Yukawa, 1/R^4 and Black Holes

Chaotic Systems
A brief overview of chaos theory and applications in classical mechanics.

Articles with practical advice and solutions for lots of topical problems.

Classical Mechanics on Wikipedia
Free online encyclopedia with description of the theory and history of classical mechanics.

Derivation of basic gyroscope formula
Web page contains intuitive and clear, simple and intuitive derivation of Gyroscope Effect’s formula.

Freshman Problems in Mechanics
Links to various problem sets relating to 1 and 2 dimensional kinematics. Easy mechanics problems and solutions.

Gravity
If you want to learn about gravity come here.

Gyroscope
Graphics, related links and a video combine to show you how gyroscopes work.

How a Helium Balloon Works
Explanation of lifting capabilities of helium, hydrogen and hot air balloons, from How Stuff Works.

An introduction to physics - Mechanics
An introduction to classical mechanics. Suitable for students who are beginning the subject.

Kepler's Laws
Article in the Platonic Realms. Gives an novice's overview of Kepler's laws.

Kepler's Laws
Summary of Kepler's three laws.

The Lagrange Points
Overview of the Lagrange points of the sun-earth-system. Links to a detailed derivation.

On a general Method of expressing the Paths of Light,and of the Planets, by the Coefficients of a Characteristic Function
An original paper by William Rowan Hamilton, dated 1833.

Oscillations
Gives a solution on a symmetric, linear, triatomic molecule problem.

The Physics and Math of Soccer
Discusses shape of a soccer ball, spin effects, motion of projectiles.

Physics for Beginners
This site covers motion and forces for individuals with no prior knowledge of the subject.

Physics of Sound
Rigorous derivation of sound wave equations from a molecular model of an ideal diatomic gas. General solution of the wave equations. Point source radiating in a moving medium.

Primitive Potentials and Newton's Laws from Symmetry
Symmetry of function. Finding of primitive without integration-summation. Newton's laws of any order. Mechanics of third order.

Rigid Bodies
Separation of motion of centre of mass and rotation about a fixed axis.

Simulations with Java
Provides several interactive physics simulations such as springs and masses, pendulums, molecules. Objects, mass, gravity, spring stiffness can be modified.

Virtual Escalator
Virtual Escalator is an physics safety educational tool.

Wave Equation
Mathematical description and derivation of wave equations.

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