Other Physics Sites and Information Sources
The physics information available on the WWW is growing,
but doesn't yet approach that available through universities,
libraries, and books. However, from the viewpoint of interest and
fun, there's lots to explore. Also, there's an increasing amount
of good reference material. Here's an annotated list of some good
starting points. If you have other favorites, we'd be glad to
hear from you.
Most of the links on this page leave the ANSR web pages...
If you go, farewell, and happy exploring! Hope to see you again
BRIEF PHYSICS INTRODUCTIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
- This site's Introduction to Applied Physics
- a really quick overview of applied physics
- Syracuse University's Department of Physics Modules & Simulations
pages - a growing collection of physics tutorials and demonstrations;
snippets using a variety of WWW tools; even includes a module on Neural Networks
- The Laws List
by Erik Max Francis - a large listing of many laws, paradoxes, and
thought-experiments in physics; short explanation of each
MORE EXTENSIVE EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL
Educational material is available not only at the specific
sites listed in this section, but also at many of the other sites
linked on this page.
- Exploratorium - web site
of the Exploratorium, an innovative science museum in San Francisco; interesting
and entertaining topical info and experiments in physics; great place for
- University of Pennsylvania, Prof. Larry Gladney's on-line book The
Interactive Textbook of PFP96 - a beautiful, introductory short course
in mathematical physics
- Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's Fusion Energy Education Site -
offers a variety of levels and kinds of information about the physics of fusion
- Space Physics Textbook
by the Space Physics Group of Oulu, Finland - this might not be exactly
what you envision as "Space Physics," unless you're a physicist,
but the book is an interesting exploration of plasmas and magnetic fields
in the solar system; some of the space physics phenomena discussed also occur
in laser-driven fusion targets
- Eric M. Rogers, Physics for the Inquiring Mind (Princeton
University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1960) - a classic approach to conveying
the methods of physics to the non-physicist; both hard work and entertaining;
physics may have changed in detail since this book was written, but the spirit
of physics is well-conveyed, here, and there's plenty of good, basic physics
here that's still relevant to the world
UNIVERSITY, LABORATORY, AND RESEARCH GROUPS (noncommercial)
- Bradbury Science Museum -
Los Alamos National Laboratory recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary; the
Atomic City's history includes innovations both including and beyond "The
- American Institute of Physics, History
- Highlights the history of physics and provides links to other science-history
REFERENCE MATERIAL ON-LINE
- American Institute of Physics - publisher
of a wide range of physics-related information, both on-line and off-line
- NIST's Physical Reference
Data - many constants and conversion factors for physics from the
keeper of the USA's standards
- NRL Plasma Formulary -
an invaluable working reference for anyone working in areas of plasma physics
- PhysLink.com - online education
and physics news source, with a Q&A service for the curious
LISTS OF OTHER SITES/LINKS
Of course, some of the well-known Internet catalog/search sites will allow
you to find lots more!
THE LIGHTER SIDE OF PHYSICS
If you've been browsing through some tough physics sites,
maybe it's time to unwind with a little humor...
- Cartoon Physics
- Lots of us have grown up learning some of our "physics"
by watching the ubiquitous cartoon; here's a chance to "solidify"
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