JiTT using Physlets: Upper Division Mechanics

General Comments

Most of these preflights and the Physlet examples that are incorporated into them are reasonably self-explanatory. Only two examples (explained briefly below) are non-Physlet-based with a Physlet followup activity planned for the in-class time. In a number of cases, however, student submissions warranted revisiting the Physlet simulation in class, or having the students revisit the simulation in their own out-of-class time to clear up any lingering problems.

Preflight #8 (Phase Diagram, Plane Pendulum)

Preflight #8

Preflight #9 (Calculus of Variations; Eulers Equation)

Preflight #9