Physics Links

While I would like to be able to include all of physics on my site, it's impossible. And what I would like to include has already been done by so much better by others. This is hardly a definative list and if you find something that you think I should include, pleae email me the link. There is no order to these, so you might need to dig to find something interesting.

Physics for Beginners
Just what it sounds like, plus it has links to an equation solver (which sounds more interesting than it is), Pokemon episodes and dancing hamsters.
Physics Central
This is where the American Physical Society tries to “communicate the excitement and importance of physics to everyone.” The site tends to present a mix of different ideas, articles and profiles. Sometimes very interesting, other times, not as much.
The Physics Classroom
The source when you are stuck on a concept. They explain it very clearly and often include helpful animations. I can't recommend this enough. Check it out!
The Mechanical Universe
A video instructional series of 52 half-hour video programs on physics for college and high school classrooms and adult learners. “This series helps teachers demystify physics by showing students what it looks like. Field trips to hot-air balloon events, symphony concerts, bicycle shops, and other locales make complex concepts more accessible.” You will need to register (free) to watch the videos.
Fun, interactive simulations of physical phenomena from the Physics Education Technology project at the University of Colorado. We use these in class all the time and you can use them at home! You can download the simulations or run them from your computer.
Ms. Gende’s Honors Physics
A teacher in Texas has put together a website that has all sorts of links and information for students,other teachers, anyone. It's a great resource that includes dozens of links, on-line quizes,

Try Engineering

What can you do with physics? Engineering! Not the people who drive the trains, the people who build the world!

More Engineering

More engineering (lots of flash animation) for K-12 students

Discover Engineering

Even more engineering from Discover Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers rely on their knowledge of mathematics and science—particularly chemistry— to overcome technical problems safely and economically.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers are involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization. 

Civil Engineering

Civil engineers aren't just polite, they are problem solvers, meeting the challenges of pollution, traffic congestion, drinking water and energy needs, urban redevelopment, and community planning. 

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers use the principles of energy, materials, and mechanics to design and manufacture machines and devices of all types. They create the processes and systems that drive technology and industry.

© 2009 Peter Erbland