LINKS: Physics Untangled

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Science  06 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5600, pp. 1853e
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5600.1853e

Aiming to spare physics-minded Net surfers from information overload, is a guide to Web sites useful for experts and novices alike. Whether you're an expert on superstrings, a student desperate for a concise taxonomy of the fundamental particles, or an amateur who just wants to build a better paper airplane, can help. The site asks you to type in a question and indicate your level of physics know-how; it then provides an annotated list of sites. Hosted by the Institute of Physics in the United Kingdom, also includes a nifty animated education section on physics in everyday life. As you explore a virtual neighborhood, pop-up boxes briefly explain the principles behind familiar inventions and activities, from how laser printers create text to how soccer players make their kicks curve. For practicing physicists who have forgotten that key value or equation, the site also links to a page that lists more than 600 physical constants and 450 equations.

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