What are Physlets?

Scriptable java applets (physics applets) written by Wolfgang Christian at Davidson College.  Free for non-commercial use.


Physlet-based questions and problems have been developed for most physics topics.

Example of optics question

Example of quantum question

 

Discourage novice approaches and encourage a concept first approach.

Appeal to visual learners.

Feedback can provide learning opportunities not possible with traditional problems.

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