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  1. Engineering Formulas - eFunda
    Formulas, derivations, diagrams, and online calculators. Fluid mechanics topics include the Navier-Stokes equation, the Bernoulli equation, Reynold's number, pipe friction, manometer, and Venturi flowrate. Mechanics and materials topics: stress/strain, Mohr's circle, Hooke's law, Young's modulus, Rosette strain gage, and principal stress calculation. Vibrations topics: undamped vibration, damped vibration, forced vibration, multiple degree-of-freedom (DOF) system, accelerometer, and spring-mass calculation. Heat transfer topics: conduction, insulation, R-value, free convection, forced convection, and radiation. Failure criteria topics: maximum shear criterion, von Mises criterion, maximum stress criterion, ductile yield calculation, and brittle failure calculation. Finance topics: annual percentage rate, money factor, loan calculator, and lease calculator. Beam mechanics topics: Euler beam theory, cantilevers, simply supported beams, mixed supported beams, and beam cross sections (all, w-type, s-type, channels). Column buckling topics: elastic buckling, inelastic buckling, critical loads, eccentric loading, and buckling calculation. Access the site free for a limited time during any browser session; register and pay for unlimited access. more>>

  2. Mechanics of Deformable Solids - Dave Rusin; The Mathematical Atlas
    A short article designed to provide an introduction to mechanics of solids: questions of elasticity and plasticity, wave propagation, engineering, and topics in specific solids such as soils. History; applications and related fields and subfields; textbooks, reference works, and tutorials; software and tables; other web sites with this focus. more>>


 
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  1. The Aerobie® Flying Ring - Alan Adler
    A scientific paper by the inventor of the Aerobie® flying ring: "The most difficult aspect of the design task is that the disc must fly over a wide range of α (angle of attack).... A conventional Frisbee disc partially accomplishes this by employing ...more>>

  2. Algebra for Athletes.com - Cameron Bauer
    Excerpts from the Nova Science Publishers, Inc., book Algebra for Athletes: algebraic laws illustrated in a variety of sports scenarios; exponents and weight room mechanics; linear equations and speed; vectors and golf; quadratic equations and parabolas; ...more>>

  3. The Art of Renaissance Science: Galileo and Perspective - Joseph W. Dauben, McMurry University
    A hypermedia essay devoted to the genius of Galileo and the relation between his role in the Scientific Revolution and the equally remarkable achievements of Renaissance artists reflected, in part, in the discovery and application of mathematical perpective. ...more>>

  4. bontegames - Bart Bonte
    Logic and physics Flash challenges from the independent game designer behind "factory balls" and "sugar, sugar": a blocky christmas, furiosity, 40xEscape, farafalla, 14 locks, and more. ...more>>

  5. CabriJava - Jean-Marie Laugier; L'Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille I)
    Optique, électicité, mécanique. CabriHop: Une série de constructions d'optique géométrique et physique, niveau lycée et un peu +, à visiter en premier pour les paramétrages de votre navigateur, ...more>>

  6. Classical Dynamics: Spinning Eggs A Paradox Resolved - H. K. Moffatt and Y. Shimomura, Nature
    "If a hard-boiled egg is spun sufficiently rapidly on a table with its axis of symmetry horizontal, this axis will rise from the horizontal to the vertical. Conversely, if an oblate spheroid is spun sufficiently rapidly with its axis of symmetry vertical, ...more>>

  7. Constructor - Soda
    Constructor animates and edits two-dimensional models made out of masses and springs. The springs can be controlled by a wave to make pulsing muscles, and you can construct models that bounce, roll, walk, etc. Try some of the ready-made models or build ...more>>

  8. Exploratorium's Science of Baseball - The Exploratorium
    Interactive (Shockwave) exhibits from San Francisco's science museum include Fastball Reaction Time (can you hit a 90-mph fastball?) and Scientific Slugger (see what makes a home run: vary the angle of the ball, bat speed, and pitch speed, then watch ...more>>

  9. Exploratorium's Science of Cycling - The Exploratorium
    Organized into seven sections. Introduction: What is the Science of Cycling? The wheel: Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires? Drives and gears: What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient? ...more>>

  10. Exploratorium's Science of Hockey - The Exploratorium
    This site takes you inside the game: you'll hear from National Hockey League players and coaches, as well as leading physicists and chemists. Divided into seven main sections: the ice (why is ice slippery?), skating (what are the mechanics involved in ...more>>

  11. Exploratorium's Skateboard Science - The Exploratorium
    Watch a webcast (RealPlayer) of professional skateboarders performing as an Exploratorium staff physicist explains the physics behind this extreme sport; also, an interview with a skateboard designer, and a Flatland Freestyle demo. "Trickscience" looks ...more>>

  12. The Feynman Lectures on Physics - California Institute of Technology
    Free online edition of the book by Richard Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, and Matthew Sands, based on the Nobel Prize winner's lectures presented in the early 1960s at Caltech. Volume I mainly addresses mechanics, radiation, and heat; Volume II, electromagnetism ...more>>

  13. Funderstanding Roller Coaster
    Java simulation intended for students who want to design a roller coaster and educators who want to use an interactive activity to simulate the application of physics. Includes information on the following topics: acceleration; centripetal force; energy; ...more>>

  14. Greek Mathematics and its Modern Heirs - SunSITE's Vatican Exhibit; Library of Congress
    Classical roots of the scientific revolution. An essay on the history of Greek Math, with sample math problems. Covers Euclid's Elements and Optics, Archimedes' Works, Piero della Francesca's De quinque corporibus regularibus, and links to Ptolemy's Geography ...more>>

  15. Innovation in Education - M. Casco Associates
    Educational software and free online courses in classical mechanics and chaos theory, free (demo version) downloads of mathematical modeling laboratories, and tutoring by email in physics and math. Math modeling programs include classical mechanics and ...more>>

  16. Interactive Tests - Ron Knott
    Ron Knott has begun producing Mathematics A and AS Level tests for the independent UK curriculum development body, Mathematics in Education and Industry. The web-based format of the tests let you view a problem and then: choose an answer from a multiple ...more>>

  17. In the Footsteps of Newton - Nancy Rodgers and Elizabeth Winters, Hanover College
    This documentary of, and by, Hanover College students follows their quest to retrace the life of Sir Isaac Newton, begining with his early life on the farm at Woolsthorpe Manor, to his student days in Grantham and academic life at Trinity College in Cambridge ...more>>

  18. Introducing Mathematics
    This website looks at some areas of mathematics that are not familiar to most people, such as Ramsey theory and set theory, but introduces them in an uncomplicated manner. ...more>>

  19. invention at play - Lemelson Center, Smithsonian National Museum of American History
    Rotate and translate the tangram-like pieces of Puzzle Blocks to form the silhouettes shown; arrange the gears, springs, funnels, and other objects of Tinker Ball to divert the falling ball into the target. The Invention at Play exhibition focuses on ...more>>

  20. Inverse Problems in Geophysics - Gennady Ryzhikov, Marina Biryulina
    Links to sites that provide information about inverse problems in geophysics, novel transforms and signal enhancement, imaging, seismic data processing, etc. ...more>>

  21. Kung Fu Science - Institute of Physics
    Watch martial artist Chris Crudelli demonstrate to physicist Michelle Cain how she can break a wooden plank with one strike of her bare hand. Before actually attempting the feat herself, Cain applies Newton's laws and the conservation of energy to calculate ...more>>

  22. Mathematical Ideas in Science - Seven Stones Multimedia
    A series of tutorial modules using JavaScript, Shockwave for Director, or Shockwave Flash: sphere packings, shapes and lattices; waves described, longitudinal and transverse wave lab, 2-dimensional harmonic disturbance; 2-dimensional vector components ...more>>

  23. MathWare Ltd.
    Software and books for algebra, geometry and calculus: Derive, MathPert, Scientific Notebook, Cyclone; books for use with the TI Graphing Calculators, and a book and CD for Mathematica. Also an Interactive Math Dictionary on CD-ROM with biographical entries, ...more>>

  24. Mechanical Linkages - Jackiw, Koedinger; Key Curriculum Press
    Four sketches illustrating various mechanical linkages: a windshield wiper, a sewing machine, elevator doors, and Peaucellier's Linkage. ...more>>

  25. Mesodynamics - Randall D. Peters; Dept. of Physics, Mercer University, Macon, GA
    The study of nonlinearity, chaos, and complexity in mechanical systems. Research, Pendula, Sensors; download simulations of mechanical oscillators. Explore the pendulum area of the site to find pages on Science as Art, e.g. Bowling-Ball Pendulum Art or ...more>>

  26. Mission Challenge - University of Maryland Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
    "After a voyage of 173 days and 431 million kilometers (268 million miles), NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft will get up-close and personal with comet Tempel 1 on July 4, 2005. The first of its kind, hyper-speed impact between space-borne iceberg and copper-fortified ...more>>

  27. Modulef: Methods and Tools for Scientific Computing - Michel Bernadou
    The MODULEF project was dissolved on December 31, 1995. The members of this project created the GAMMA project and the MOSTRA pre-project. Activity report of the project (1995) (French - abstract in English), research reports of the project, videos and ...more>>

  28. Newton, Sir Isaac (Funk & Wagnalls Multimedia Encyclopedia) - Lycos Zone: Mathematics
    A short biography of Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727), focusing on The Fluxional Method, Optics, and The Principia. ...more>>

  29. The Physics of Baseball - Alan Nathan
    Read about the benefits (or not) of corked bats, the differences between aluminum and wood bats, the issues involved with characterizing the performance of bats from a physics point of view, and a description of the collision between a wooden bat and ...more>>

  30. Physics Simulations in Java - Erik Neumann
    Twenty different Java-based, interactive, classical mechanics simulations: springs and masses, pendulums, roller coasters, etc. Move objects or change parameters like gravity, friction, etc. Full math explanations and free source code is provided. ...more>>

  31. Projectile Dynamics in Sport - Colin White
    Treatise of a range of sports equipment. Authored by a Principal Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, Projectile Dynamics in Sport begins with a mathematical treatment of the general principles of flight, examining balls, discusses, javelins, shot ...more>>

  32. The Quake Project - The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University; and the University of Southern California's Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
    An NSF and DARPA-funded project developing the capability for predicting, by computer simulation, the ground motion of large basins during strong earthquakes, and using this capability to study the seismic response of the Greater Los Angeles Basin. Research ...more>>

  33. SAMMO - Sinclair, Nathalie; Murphy, Pat; et al.
    Tools for exploring, creating, and doing mathematics. Sinclair's Java applets let middle school students explore appealing mathematical situations not normally included in school curricula while using fractions, ratios, decimal numbers, and other concepts ...more>>

  34. The Science of NFL Football - National Science Foundation (NSF)
    This 10-part series explores the science behind football. Running about four to five minutes in length, each video features an NSF-supported scientist explaining a selected scientific principle, while athletes from the National Football League (NFL) describe ...more>>

  35. The Science of NHL Hockey - National Science Foundation (NSF)
    This 10-part series explores the science behind hockey. Running about four to five minutes in length, each video features an NSF-supported scientist explaining a selected scientific principle, while athletes from the National Hockey League (NHL) describe ...more>>

  36. Slinky Science - National Engineers Week Committee
    Classroom activities include Racing Slinkys, which describes how inertia, gravity, potential energy, kinetic energy, and longitudinal waves are demonstrated when the Slinky "walks" down stairs or an incline; Slinky Waves, which outlines how Slinkys exhibit ...more>>

  37. Sport Science - ESPN Internet Ventures
    ESPN videos that "uncover sports' biggest myths and mysteries by using cutting-edge technology to measure momentum, friction and the laws of gravity." Also available from http://espnrise.com/sportscience. ...more>>

  38. The Stirling Engine-Refrigerator: Rich Pedagogy from Applied Physics - Randall D. Peters
    An article detailing experiments with a Stirling engine. Abstract: A Stirling engine of the type used for demonstration purposes has been outfitted with a pair of sensors that measure pressure and piston displacement when the engine is operating with ...more>>

  39. TI-89 Calculus Calculator Programs
    TI-89 calculator programs for sale. Enter your variables and see answers worked out step by step: a and b vectors, acceleration, area of parallelogram, component of a direction u, cos(a and b), cross product, curl, derivative, divergence of vector field, ...more>>

  40. Time Engineers - Software Kids
    A CD-ROM game of interactive, open-ended engineering problems to solve by using math and science skills, designed to help middle and high school students explore and apply some of the fundamental principles of engineering. Time Engineers encourages trial-and-error ...more>>

  41. Vernier Software - Vernier Software
    Products and services for classroom data collection. Calculator-Based Laboratory System (CBL) products, such as motion detectors, accelerometers, colorimeters, radiation monitors, and other sensors and curricular materials, allow students to collect and ...more>>

  42. WeBWorK - Meliora Mathematica, University of Rochester
    Delivering homework problems to students over the Internet. WeBWorK gives students instant feedback as to whether their answers are correct or not. Originally developed by Michael E. Gage, Professor of Mathematics, University of Rochester. ...more>>

  43. What is Chaos? - Matthew A. Trump; University of Texas at Austin
    An interactive online physics course for everyone: a 5-part nontechnical introduction to physics and chaotic motion in classical and quantum mechanics. Contents include: The Philosophy of Determinism (every cause has a unique effect, and vice versa); ...more>>

  44. WisWeb - Freudenthal Institute
    The Freudenthal Institute, a Dutch organization for secondary education, provides applets to support/extend the math instruction of students 12 years and older. For this site, WisWeb recommends versions 5 or higher of Internet Explorer, Netscape or Opera. ...more>>

  45. Wright Flyer Teachers' Lounge - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Lesson plans include Wind Tunnel Data (lift and drag); Know all the Angles (does pitch affect lift?); Watch Your Altitude (the three axes of rotation and the movements of roll, pitch, and yaw); Getting the Wright Pitch; and Up, Up and Away (compare the ...more>>

  46. Young Engineers - The Decade Group
    Enrichment courses for children and teenagers using LEGO and K'nex. Sessions such as Big Builders, LEGO Challenge, and GaliLEGO teach basic and complex mathematics, introduce famous scientists, and demonstrate powers and principles of physics. Based in ...more>>


 
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