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Watch alpha particles escape from a polonium nucleus, causing radioactive alpha decay. See how random decay times relate to the half life.

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Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
Ron LeMaster
Sam McKagan
09/02/2012
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Remember your multiplication tables? ... me neither. Brush up on your multiplication, division, and factoring skills with this exciting game. No calculators allowed!

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Michael Dubson
Trish Loeblein
05/02/2010
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Brush up on your multiplication, division, and factoring skills with this interactive multiplication chart. Three levels and timed or untimed options are available.

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Michael Dubson
11/05/2011
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Explore the interactions between various combinations of two atoms. Turn on the force arrows to see either the total force acting on the atoms or the individual attractive and repulsive forces. Try the &quot;Adjustable Attraction&quot; atom to see how changing the parameters affects the interaction.

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Carl Wieman
Jack Barbera
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Noah Podolefsky
08/01/2009
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Experiment with a helium balloon, a hot air balloon, or a rigid sphere filled with different gases. Discover what makes some balloons float and others sink.

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Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Kathy Perkins
Ron LeMaster
07/02/2009
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Why does a balloon stick to your sweater? Rub a balloon on a sweater, then let go of the balloon and it flies over and sticks to the sweater. View the charges in the sweater, balloons, and the wall.

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Sam Reid
07/02/2008
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Explore the origin of energy bands in crystals of atoms. The structure of these bands determines how materials conduct electricity.

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Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Kathy Perkins
Sam McKagan
07/02/2010
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Look inside a resistor to see how it works. Increase the battery voltage to make more electrons flow though the resistor. Increase the resistance to block the flow of electrons. Watch the current and resistor temperature change.

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Carl Wieman
Sam Reid
11/20/2008
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Look inside a battery to see how it works. Select the battery voltage and little stick figures move charges from one end of the battery to the other. A voltmeter tells you the resulting battery voltage.

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Carl Wieman
Sam Reid
07/02/2008
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Watch beta decay occur for a collection of nuclei or for an individual nucleus.

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Carl Wieman
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
02/02/2013
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Build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game or explore in the Fractions Lab. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars!

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09/23/2013
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When will objects float and when will they sink? Learn how buoyancy works with blocks. Arrows show the applied forces, and you can modify the properties of the blocks and the fluid.

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Archie Paulson
Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Jonathan Olson
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Noah Podolefsky
Patricia Loblein
Sam Reid
10/01/2010
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Draw a graph of any function and see graphs of its derivative and integral. Don't forget to use the magnify/demagnify controls on the y-axis to adjust the scale.

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Michael Dubson
Trish Loeblein
08/31/2009
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Draw a graph of any function and see graphs of its derivative and integral. Don't forget to use the magnify/demagnify controls on the y-axis to adjust the scale.

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Michael Dubson
Patricia Loblein
02/02/2013
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Move point charges around on the playing field and then view the electric field, voltages, equipotential lines, and more. It's colorful, it's dynamic, it's free.

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Michael Dubson
05/02/2011
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This new version of the CCK adds capacitors, inductors and AC voltage sources to your toolbox! Now you can graph the current and voltage as a function of time.

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Carl Wieman
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Sam Reid
07/12/2008
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Build circuits with capacitors, inductors, resistors and AC or DC voltage sources, and inspect them using lab instruments such as voltmeters and ammeters.

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Carl Wieman
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Sam Reid
07/01/2006
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An electronics kit in your computer! Build circuits with resistors, light bulbs, batteries, and switches. Take measurements with the realistic ammeter and voltmeter. View the circuit as a schematic diagram, or switch to a life-like view.

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Carl Wieman
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Sam Reid
06/15/2005
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Build circuits with resistors, light bulbs, batteries, and switches and take measurements with laboratory equipment like the realistic ammeter and voltmeter.

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Carl Wieman
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Sam Reid
07/01/2004
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Experiment with conductivity in metals, plastics and photoconductors. See why metals conduct and plastics don't, and why some materials conduct only when you shine a flashlight on them.

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Carl Wieman
Kathy Perkins
Sam McKagan
Sam Reid
07/01/2004
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With your mouse, drag data points and their error bars, and watch the best-fit polynomial curve update instantly. You choose the type of fit: linear, quadratic, cubic, or quartic. The reduced chi-square statistic shows you when the fit is good. Or you can try to find the best fit by manually adjusting fit parameters.

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Michael Dubson
Patricia Loblein
08/02/2012
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Why do objects like wood float in water? Does it depend on size? Create a custom object to explore the effects of mass and volume on density. Can you discover the relationship? Use the scale to measure the mass of an object, then hold the object under water to measure its volume. Can you identify all the mystery objects?

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Archie Paulson
Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Jonathan Olson
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Noah Podolefsky
Patricia Loblein
Sam Reid
09/01/2010
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Explore tunneling splitting in double well potentials. This classic problem describes many physical systems, including covalent bonds, Josephson junctions, and two-state systems such as spin 1/2 particles and ammonia molecules.

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Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Kathy Perkins
Sam McKagan
10/04/2006
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How many calories are in your favorite foods? How much exercise would you have to do to burn off these calories? What is the relationship between calories and weight? Explore these issues by choosing diet and exercise and keeping an eye on your weight.

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Franny Benay
Kate Semsar
Kathy Perkins
Noah
Noah Podolefsky
Sam Reid
10/01/2008
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Play hockey with electric charges. Place charges on the ice, then hit start to try to get the puck in the goal. View the electric field. Trace the puck's motion. Make the game harder by placing walls in front of the goal. This is a clone of the popular simulation of the same name marketed by Physics Academic Software and written by Prof. Ruth Chabay of the Dept of Physics at North Carolina State University.

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Danielle Harlow
Michael Dubson
Sam Reid
07/02/2008
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Play ball! Add charges to the Field of Dreams and see how they react to the electric field. Turn on a background electric field and adjust the direction and magnitude. (Kevin Costner not included).

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Carl Wieman
Sam Reid
11/16/2007
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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!

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Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Patricia Loblein
Sam Reid
07/02/2008
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Learn about graphing polynomials. The shape of the curve changes as the constants are adjusted. View the curves for the individual terms (e.g. y=bx ) to see how they add to generate the polynomial curve.

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Michael Dubson
Mindy Gratny
Patricia Loblein
06/01/2004
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Explore size estimation in one, two and three dimensions! Multiple levels of difficulty allow for progressive skill improvement.

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Michael Dubson
Mindy Gratny
06/01/2005
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Play with a bar magnet and coils to learn about Faraday's law. Move a bar magnet near one or two coils to make a light bulb glow. View the magnetic field lines. A meter shows the direction and magnitude of the current. View the magnetic field lines or use a meter to show the direction and magnitude of the current. You can also play with electromagnets, generators and transformers!

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Archie Paulson
Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Danielle Harlow
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
10/22/2006
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Light a light bulb by waving a magnet. This demonstration of Faraday's Law shows you how to reduce your power bill at the expense of your grocery bill.

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Michael Dubson
Patricia Loblein
07/01/2006
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Explore the forces at work when you try to push a filing cabinet. Create an applied force and see the resulting friction force and total force acting on the cabinet. Charts show the forces, position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time. View a Free Body Diagram of all the forces (including gravitational and normal forces).

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Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
Patricia Loblein
Sam Reid
10/01/2010
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Learn how to make waves of all different shapes by adding up sines or cosines. Make waves in space and time and measure their wavelengths and periods. See how changing the amplitudes of different harmonics changes the waves. Compare different mathematical expressions for your waves.

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Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Danielle Harlow
Sam McKagan
07/01/2005
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Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars! The main topics of this interactive simulation include fractions, equivalent fractions, and mixed numbers.

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09/23/2013
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Explore fractions while you help yourself to 1/3 of a chocolate cake and wash it down with 1/2 a glass of orange juice! Create your own fractions using fun interactive objects. Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in the fractions games. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars!

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09/23/2013
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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. Arabic Language.

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Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Michael Dubson
Mindy Gratny
06/02/2008
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Pump gas molecules to a box and see what happens as you change the volume, add or remove heat, change gravity, and more. Measure the temperature and pressure, and discover how the properties of the gas vary in relation to each other.

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Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Jack Barbera
Kathy Perkins
Linda Koch
Michael Dubson
Ron LeMaster
10/05/2006
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Pump gas molecules to a box and see what happens as you change the volume, add or remove heat, change gravity, and more. Measure the temperature and pressure, and discover how the properties of the gas vary in relation to each other.

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Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Jack Barbera
Kathy Perkins
Linda Koch
Michael Dubson
Ron LeMaster
07/02/2009
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Build a gene network! The lac operon is a set of genes which are responsible for the metabolism of lactose in some bacterial cells. Explore the effects of mutations within the lac operon by adding or removing genes from the DNA.

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George Speigelman
Jared Taylor
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
05/01/2010
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Generate electricity with a bar magnet! Discover the physics behind the phenomena by exploring magnets and how you can use them to make a bulb light.

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Archie Paulson
Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Danielle Harlow
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
04/01/2008
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Visualize the gravitational force that two objects exert on each other. Change properties of the objects in order to see how it changes the gravity force.

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Carl Wieman
Noah Podolefsky
Patricia Loblein
Sam Reid
02/02/2013
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Move the sun, earth, moon and space station to see how it affects their gravitational forces and orbital paths. Visualize the sizes and distances between different heavenly bodies, and turn off gravity to see what would happen without it!

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Chris Malley
Emily Moore
John Blanco
Jon Olson
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
Patricia Loblein
Sam Reid
02/07/2011
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Are all atoms of an element the same? How can you tell one isotope from another? Use the sim to learn about isotopes and how abundance relates to the average atomic mass of an element.

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Emily Moore
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Patricia Loblein
Robert Parson
Sam Reid
05/13/2011
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Join the ladybug in an exploration of rotational motion. Rotate the merry-go-round to change its angle, or choose a constant angular velocity or angular acceleration. Explore how circular motion relates to the bug's x,y position, velocity, and acceleration using vectors or graphs.

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Kathy Perkins
Mindy Gratny
Sam Reid
08/02/2011
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Create a laser by pumping the chamber with a photon beam. Manage the energy states of the laser's atoms to control its output.

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Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Kathy Perkins
Ron LeMaster
Sam McKagan
09/28/2006
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Create a laser by pumping the chamber with a photon beam. Manage the energy states of the laser's atoms to control its output.

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Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Kathy Perkins
Ron LeMaster
Sam McKagan
07/02/2008
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Can you avoid the boulder field and land safely, just before your fuel runs out, as Neil Armstrong did in 1969? Our version of this classic video game accurately simulates the real motion of the lunar lander with the correct mass, thrust, fuel consumption rate, and lunar gravity. The real lunar lander is very hard to control.

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Michael Dubson
01/26/2007
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Can you avoid the boulder field and land safely, just before your fuel runs out, as Neil Armstrong did in 1969? Our version of this classic video game accurately simulates the real motion of the lunar lander with the correct mass, thrust, fuel consumption rate, and lunar gravity. The real lunar lander is very hard to control.

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Michael Dubson
06/02/2010
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Ever wonder how a compass worked to point you to the Arctic? Explore the interactions between a compass and bar magnet, and then add the earth and find the surprising answer! Vary the magnet's strength, and see how things change both inside and outside. Use the field meter to measure how the magnetic field changes.

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Archie Paulson
Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Danielle Harlow
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
01/23/2011
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Explore the interactions between a compass and bar magnet. Discover how you can use a battery and wire to make a magnet! Can you make it a stronger magnet? Can you make the magnetic field reverse?

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Archie Paulson
Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Danielle Harlow
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
12/02/2010
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A realistic mass and spring laboratory. Hang masses from springs and adjust the spring stiffness and damping. You can even slow time. Transport the lab to different planets. A chart shows the kinetic, potential, and thermal energy for each spring.

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Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
08/02/2009
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Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration in the "Arena of Pain". Use the green arrow to move the ball. Add more walls to the arena to make the game more difficult. Try to make a goal as fast as you can.

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Michael Dubson
Mindy Gratny
Sam Reid
10/30/2006
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Insert channels in a membrane and see what happens. See how different types of channels allow particles to move through the membrane.

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John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
03/08/2011
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How do microwaves heat up your coffee? Adjust the frequency and amplitude of microwaves. Watch water molecules rotating and bouncing around. View the microwave field as a wave, a single line of vectors, or the entire field.

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Carl Wieman
Kathy Perkins
Ron LeMaster
07/01/2004
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How did scientists figure out the structure of atoms without looking at them? Try out different models by shooting light at the atom. Check how the prediction of the model matches the experimental results.

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Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Mindy Gratny
Sam McKagan
01/01/2007
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Discover what controls how fast tiny molecular motors in our body pull through a single strand of DNA. How hard can the motor pull in a tug of war with the optical tweezers? Discover what helps it pull harder. Do all molecular motors behave the same?

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Chris Malley
Kathy Perkins
Meredith Betterton
Michael Dubson
Thomas Perkins
12/01/2007
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Try the new "Ladybug Motion 2D" simulation for the latest updated version. Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration vectors. Move the ball with the mouse or let the simulation move the ball in four types of motion (2 types of linear, simple harmonic, circle).

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Michael Dubson
Sam Reid
07/02/2009
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Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration graphs. Move the little man back and forth with the mouse and plot his motion. Set the position, velocity, or acceleration and let the simulation move the man for you.

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Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Kathy Perkins
Sam Reid
10/04/2005
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Build your own system of heavenly bodies and watch the gravitational ballet. With this orbit simulator, you can set initial positions, velocities, and masses of 2, 3, or 4 bodies, and then see them orbit each other.

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Danielle Harlow
Michael Dubson
Mindy Gratny
11/15/2007
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Build your own system of heavenly bodies and watch the gravitational ballet. With this orbit simulator, you can set initial positions, velocities, and masses of 2, 3, or 4 bodies, and then see them orbit each other.

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