# Directory of Classical Mechanics Resources

Non-quantum and non-relativistic physics. Study of motion of "bodies" - physical objects. Concepts involved: force, velocity, acceleration, etc.

## Resources in This Category

• #### Amusement Park Physics

http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/index.html
How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? Design your own roller coaster and experiment with bumper car collisions.

• #### Block and Tackle

http://www.howstuffworks.com/pulley.htm
Colorful illustrated tutorial shows how a block and tackle (as well as levers and gears) works.

• #### Classical Mechanics on Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_mechanics
Free online encyclopedia with description of the theory and history of classical mechanics.

• #### Derivation of Basic Gyroscope Formula

http://www.andrijar.com/gyroscope/gyroscope.htm
Web page contains a clear, simple and intuitive derivation of this formula.

• #### Gravity

http://www.angelfire.com/geek/alphabeta/
Provides definitions of gravity.

• #### Gyroscope

http://www.howstuffworks.com/gyroscope.htm
Graphics, related links and a video combine to show you how gyroscopes work.

• #### How a Helium Balloon Works

http://www.howstuffworks.com/helium.htm
Explanation of lifting capabilities of helium, hydrogen and hot air balloons, from How Stuff Works.

• #### Kepler's Laws

Article in the Platonic Realms. Gives a novice's overview of Kepler's laws.

• #### Mechanics: Statics and Kinematics

http://www.splung.com/content/sid/2/
Splung.com provides educative material including distance, displacement, velocity, acceleration, linear motion, circular motion, momentum, Newton's laws of motion, simple harmonic motion, energy, work, power, gravitation, Kepler's laws, satellites and friction.

• #### Non Linear Mappings

http://complexity.xozzox.de/nonlinmappings.html
Interactive visualisation of nonlinear mappings, a Java applet simulating the standard map and the Henon map.

• #### On a General Method of Expressing the Paths of Light and of the Planets, by the Coefficients of a Characteristic Function

http://www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/HistMath/People/Hamilton/LightPlanets/LightPlanets.html
An original paper by William Rowan Hamilton, dated 1833.

• #### Oscillations and Harmonic Oscillations

http://www.examstutor.com/physics/resources/studyroom/waves_and_oscillations/oscillations_and_harmonic_oscillations/
Tutorial on this topic.

• #### Physics Articles

http://www.cleonis.nl/
Discussion of various forms of rotating motion in which the Coriolis effect plays a part, such as the Foucault pendulum and inertial oscillations. Illustrated with animations.

• #### Simulations with Java

http://www.myphysicslab.com/
Provides several interactive physics simulations such as springs and masses, pendulums, molecules. Objects, mass, gravity, spring stiffness can be modified.

• #### Soccer Ball Physics

http://www.soccerballworld.com/Physics.htm
Discusses shape of a soccer ball, spin effects and the motion of projectiles.

• #### String Wave Solutions

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/waves/wavsol.html
Provides some solutions for wave equations.

• #### The Eöt-Wash Group

http://www.npl.washington.edu/eotwash/
Group at the Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics, University of Washington, undertaking laboratory tests of gravitational and sub-gravitational physics.

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