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Physics 100: Resources

Euclid's Elements

Galileo's Lectures on Dante's Inferno

Galileo's Discovery of Scaling Laws, Am. J. Phys. 70 (2002), 575.

A Renaissance application of trigonometry.

A nice look at the vanishing point.

Snell's Law applet

Minimum Deviation applet

Thin Lens applet

Optical Rail applet

Galileo's telescope: a problem.

A look at astigmatism.

How Simple Harmonic motion is related to circular motion.

Geoffrey West's KITP talk on the fractal model of the vascular system

Visualizing melting

A Differential Scanning Calorimeter

A Renaissance theory of projectiles