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The Physics Source is a collection of resources for introductory college level physics courses. It includes curriculum, curriculum support material, reference material, and pedagogical and physics education research inspired content.

The Source relies on you, the community of teachers, to expand and maintain its holdings.

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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: ActivPhysics Online
Online interactive tutorials for introductory physics, from Newtonian Mechanics and E&M through relativity and quantum physics.

Latest Source Materials

Nov 8 Physics for Scientists and Engineers: ActivPhysics Online
Jul 22 GlowScript
Jul 8 NDT Resource Center: Sound Tutorial
Jul 8 Interference Model: Ripple Tank

Physics for Life
Sciences Project Wiki

Community project to update physics for the life sciences
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PER User's Guide

Evidence-based methods for teaching physics.
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April 24th History

1967: Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was killed when his capsule's parachute recovery system failed to deploy. This was the first death related to manned-space flight.
Source: Physics Infomall.