EDUCATION: Physics Tutor

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Science  25 Feb 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5713, pp. 1177
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5713.1177a

Desperately seeking a tutorial on fractals, a graduate-level biophysics text, or a Web demonstration of Newton's laws of motion? Visit the Physical Sciences Resource Center, a collection of mostly free educational links compiled by the American Association of Physics Teachers. The clearinghouse spans the physical science universe—from quantum mechanics to meteorology to astronomy—and includes plenty of offerings for college and graduate classes. For example, firing up the math and physics Java applets created by software developer Paul Falstad of Minneapolis, Minnesota, lets students simulate everything from the orbitals of a hydrogen atom to interference between waves passing through two slits in a barrier.

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