PhysLab.net - Physics Laboratory Simulation with Java
Click on one of the physics simulations below... you'll see them animating
in real time, and be able to interact
with them by dragging objects or changing parameters like gravity. Get Java software
if you don't already have it.
How Does It Work?
Explanations of the math and physics are provided in the simulation web pages. Here are some additional pages about the underlying math and software.
Help and FAQ
How to get the simulations to work, and other answers.
Diff Eq Intro
A gentle introduction to differential equations
Classifying Diff Eqs
A taxonomy of differential equations
How to solve a differential equation without really trying
Runge Kutta Method
numerical diffeq solver
For those whose trig and calculus are a wee bit rusty.
to related physics websites.
Displaying Math on the Web
Notes about how to display mathematics on the web.
Why Physics Simulation?
These physics simulations can be used to:
- play around with for fun... try dragging with your mouse, or changing parameter settings
- learn about physics and how to set up a model of a physical system
- learn about numerical methods for solving equations
- learn about differential equations and techniques for solving them
- learn computer programming (free source code is available)
- enhance your next video game project
Besides being fun to play with, I hope these simulations inspire you to learn about the underlying math and physics.
Simulations are essential in many areas of science and technology. When problems become more complex, it is difficult to use pure math techniques to predict what will happen. Scientists and engineers then create a mathematical model and use numerical techniques to run the model on a computer.
Link to us
PhysLab is a non-profit site you can support it if you have a website by placing a small link on your site.
Big thanks to all our supporters, if you have any problems or questions don't hesitate to contact us.
Copy and paste the code to your site, you can edit the code to fit your site's needs.
PhysLab: Physics Laboratory Simulation - Physics Laboratory Simulation with Java.
My name is Maria Kovalenko. I was born in 1981 in New York. In 2003 I have graduated from The City University of New York. I became involved in research work starting from the 3d year under supervision of professor Michael Anshel(Dep. of Computer Science). This site is my hobby. My nearist goal is to defend my thesis. My scientific work is related with mathematical modeling. I'm also an editor of ODP.
Send comments to Maria Kovalenko