Six Ideas That

Shaped Physics

THIRD EDITION

Resources

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INTRODUCTION

The Six Ideas course plan is more than a textbook. The links below provide both professors and students with the additional resources necessary to make the course come alive.  (*An asterisk means that the item is still under construction, so the link is not active.)

WEB-BASEd COMPUTER APPS

(Old Desktop Apps Page)

Application

For Unit

Description

Last Update

ProbViewer

All

Use this app to display problem solutions from a time-delimited professor-defined list.

8/7/16

N

Automates the construction of a trajectory diagram.

7/17/16

EField*

BField*

Equipotentials*

Drude*

E

E

E

E

Allows one to view three-dimensional electric fields created by various sources.

Allows one to view three-dimensional magnetic fields created by various sources.

Draws 2-D equipotential diagrams for various charge configurations

Illustrates the flow of electrons in a metal according as imagined by the Drude model.

(pending)

(pending)

(pending)

(pending)

Interference*

Q

Illustrates one quanton-at-a-time two slit interference.

(pending)

Spins*

Q

Simulates Stern-Gerlach experiments of your own devising.

(pending)

TEvoSim*

Q

Illustrates the time evolution of particle-in-a-box waveforms.

(pending)

SchroSolver*

Q

Solves the Schrödinger equation for various adjustable potential energy functions.

(pending)

NucInfo*

Q

Database of information about nuclei and whether they are stable.

(pending)

T

T

T

T

Automates the creation of macropartition tables for Einstein solids.

Simulates the process of two Einstein solids coming to equilibrium due to random exchanges.

Calculates the fraction of molecules within a given range of kinetic energies.

Calculates the fraction of blackbody photons within a given range of energies.

7/17/16

(pending)

7/17/16

7/17/16

HYPERBOLA GRAPH PAPER (For Unit R)

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SPECIFICALLY FOR PROFESSORS

Professors considering adopting the text should carefully read the public instructor's manual PDF, which offers detailed guidance on how to construct a Six Ideas course. Adopting professors should then register for instructor status. When you are independently confirmed as being a bona fide professor, you will be sent a temporary login password. Use this password to log in, and then change your password to something personal and private. When you subsequently log in, you will have access to problem solutions and (eventually) various instructor-specific materials, including lesson plans and sample course materials. (You can also use the link at the top of the page to log in.)

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