- University of Oklahoma
has multimdedia (animations,
sound, graphics) and Shockwave simulations for
Statics and Dynamics
These sites have the most extensive
use of amimations/simulations to
cover a full engineering course.
- Vector Arithmetic java applet includes subtraction, dot product. There are a number of applets which show vector addition, and subtraction. This one also includes the dot product.
- Vector Sum--Net Force
Many resources available have been built for physics courses. The University of Oregon Department of Physics has a number of physics applets including:
Colos. A large volume of resources here, mainly demonstrating physics principles. These demos often display the vectors representing velocity, so the user can see the vectors changing during the simulation. Colos = conceptual learning of science. A number of java applets demonstrating physics principles. For many of the simulations, vectors are displayed in real time. Simulations include:
Syracuse Physics Department Educational Models and Simulations:
- Projectile Motion Graph Shows graph of projectile motion (displayed in actual time), Velocity, Firing Angle and Gravity parameters may be modified. (java applet)
- Projectile Motion applet shows graph, velocity, angle parameters may be adjusted, includes air resistance capability.
- 2D Collisions
- Mohr's Circle
- Efunda Engineering Fundamentals, has online calculators such as
beam bending. This site requires a subscription (short time free trial). Extensive set of engineering calculators related to beam analysis for various loadings, cross-sections, etc...
- "Visual Mechanics of Materials" PC program has design worksheets, text and graphics instructional materials. Screen Capture can be downloaded from NEEDS, digital library for engineering education.
- MDSolids PC Based program companion for textbook Mechanics of Materials (author: Roy Craig, Jr.) published by Wiley.
- Structural Software Reinforced Concrete column applet
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University of Nebraska has online text and graphics materials for the following courses
University of Wisconsin physics department has online material for a statics course. Text and Graphics.
- Stability and Simple Trusses a text and graphics tutorial.
- Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
(book on amazon.com)
"this state-of-the-art reference focuses on the power and widespread use of modern computational tools -- e.g., Mathcad, MATLAB, Mathematica, and Maple - for solving the dynamics problems for general time and plotting and visualizing the response."
- Beam Analysis screen shots of apple based programs called "Dr. Beam and Dr. Stress
- Engineer's Edge Design engineering and manufacturing online resource
- Deformable Basketball Net Cool looking basketball net simulation