Student Learning Objectives
Lessons / Lecture Notes
Important Equations
Example Problems
Applets and Animations
Student Learning Objectives
Lessons / Lecture Notes
The Physics Classroom (conceptual)
PY105 Notes from Boston University (algebrabased):
Introductory physics notes from University of Winnipeg (algebrabased):
HyperPhysics (calculusbased)
PHY2048 notes from Florida Atlantic University (calculusbased):
PHY2043 notes from Florida Atlantic University (calculusbased)
General Physics I notes from ETSU (calculusbased)
Example Problems
Problem 1
In the figure, a frictionless roller coaster crosses the first hill of height h = 65 m with a speed v_{o }= 22.0 m/s. (a) What is the speed of the coaster at point A? (b) How high will the coaster go on the last hill (beyond point B), which is too high for it to cross? (Solutions)
Problem 2
A 3.00kg block starts at a height h = 65.0 cm on a plane that is frictionless and has an inclination of 30.0^{o}. Upon reaching the bottom, the block slides along a rough horizontal surface with coefficient of kinetic friction of 0.25. How far does the block slide on the horizontal surface before coming to rest? (Solutions)
Friction 
Learn how friction causes a material to heat up and melt. Rub two objects together and they heat up. When one reaches the melting temperature, particles break free as the material melts away. 

The Ramp 
Explore forces, energy and work as you push household objects up and down a ramp. Lower and raise the ramp to see how the angle of inclination affects the parallel forces acting on the file cabinet. Graphs show forces, energy and work. 

Energy Skate Park 
Learn about conservation of energy with a skater dude! Build tracks, ramps and jumps for the skater and view the kinetic energy, potential energy and friction as he moves. You can also take the skater to different planets or even space! 

Roller Coaster 
The Roller Coaster model explores the relationship between kinetic, potential, and total energy as a cart travels along a roller coaster. Users can create their own roller coaster curve and observe the resulting motion. 

Pendulum Energy 
The Pendulm Energy Model shows a pendulum and associated energy bar charts. Users can change the initial starting point of the pendulum. 

(Interrupted) Pendulum  This applet displays a pendulum oscillating back and forth. The user can vary the height of a pin so that the pendulum’s path is interrupted.  
Energizer 
The Energizer model explores the relationship between kinetic, potential, and total energy. Users create a potential energy curve and observe the resulting motion. 