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Web-Based Interactive Physics Problems

A CD to accompany the book

Physlets: Teaching with Interactive Curricular Material

by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni.

Physlets, i.e., the Java applets themselves, are a registered trademark of Wolfgang Christian. 

Physlet problems, i.e., the text and associated script, are copyrighted by Prentice Hall, the problem author, or are in the public domain.  Unless otherwise noted, the Physlet problems on this CD are copyrighted by Prentice Hall.

Additional Physlets may be viewed on the Davidson College WebPhysics server and on Prentice Hall Companion Websites.  The following texts currently provide Physlet problems

This archive contains JavaScript and Java Applets that may not run on all browsers. Please make sure you have a Java 1.1 capable browser.  All exercises have been tested on Netscape Communicator version 4.7, Netscape Navigator 4.08, and Internet Explorer version 5.0 for Windows.   

Windows users:  Version 4.08 of Netscape Navigator is available on this CD in a subdirectory named Netscape.  Netscape Navigator 4.08 is a smaller version of  the full featured browser package Netscape Communicator version 4.7.

Mac users:  Currently, Physlet Problems will not run on a Macintosh Power PC. Mac browsers do not support  both Java 1.1 and Java to JavaScript communication.  Hopefully, this will change when version 6.0 browsers are released in 2000. When these browsers become available, you will also need to install a system extension that allows you to read Windows disks, such as Thomas Tempelmann's Joliet Volume Access.

Please view the README  text file in the root of the CD  for more information.

The following authors have contributed problems to this archive:

  • Scott Bonham
  • Dan Boye
  • Morten Brydensholt
  • Laura Cupples
  • Larry Martin
  • Taha Mzoughi
  • Evelyn Patterson
  • Aaron Titus

Physlets have been funded, in part, by NSF (DUE-9752365).