Optical Physics and Quantum Electronics
 
Applied Physics 216

Optics/Photonics Interactive Tutorials

Java Applet Interactive Tutorials:

Interactive Physics and Math with Java: a set of applet modules created by Sergey Kiselev and Tanya Yanovsky-Kiselev:  The following are particularly relevant or insightful: 

Physics 2000: a set of applet modules created and maintained by the Physics Department of the University of Colorado at Boulder. The following are particularly relevant or insightful:


UCD ElectroCard - An Exploratorium for Electromagnetism: another set of applet modules created and maintained by the Physics Department at the University of California at Davis.  The following are particularly relevant or insightful:  

Virtual Labs and Simulations: an extensive collection of links to physics applets. 

Physik - Interaktiv I: another extensive collection of links to physics applets. 

NTNU Virtual Physics Laboratory:  Professor Fu-Kwun Hwang of the National Taiwan Normal University has created a wonderful set of applets and two valuable Shockwave optical animations.  The site  NTNU Virtual Physics Laboratory lists a huge number of mirror sites.   We have found the UCLA mirror site to be one of the best maintained.  The following animations are particularly relevant or insightful:


Miscellaneous Simple Calculators:


Shockwave Interactive Tutorials: (these all require a Shockwave plug-in)

Visual Quantum Mechanics from the Physics Educational Research Group in the Physics Department of Kansas State University.  The following are particularly relevant or insightful:

Roman Pfaff's "first shocked science lab on the www"  at Explore Science - Interactive has some interesting elementary optics and electromagnetism demonstrations. 

The IPPEX Interactive Physics program first developed at the Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory has some useful elementary Electricity & Magnetism module.  See, in particular, the following:

Shockwave demonstrations require installation of the Shockwave plug-in. 

This page was prepared and is maintained by R. Victor Jones
Comments to: jones@deas.harvard.edu.

Last updated October 7, 2002