Physlet Conditions of Use

Physlets, i.e., the Java applets themselves, are copyrighted by Wolfgang Christian. A trademark for the word "Physlets" has been applied for.

Copyright of Applets and Conditions of Use for Applets

Provided that the conditions below are met, Physlets, that is, the applets themselves, may be used to author new problems and these problems may be distributed along with the Physlet jar files for non-profit, educational purposes without requesting permission under the following conditions: 

  1. That the text and script of Physlets Problems, that is, problems that make use of Physlets to provide animation, visualization, or other types of educational content, be made available to others by placing them into the public domain.

  2. That Davidson College should be credited as the source of the Physlet on at least one HTML page of the instructional unit where these applets are being used. (An instructional unit would be a course or a collection of problems with a unifying theme.)   The following logo or simply the name "Davidson College" with a link to the Davidson College Physlet Archive serves this purpose.

  3. Credit does NOT have to be given on every problem or HTML page that contains a Physlet problem.  We encourage authors to make the integration of Physlets into their curriculum material as seamless as possible.

  4. Publications which result from using Physlets will reference the Physlet site

The Physlets project would not be possible without the help of many problem authors.  Please share your work. Authors who have written Physlet problems are encouraged to send us short email with a link to their problems.