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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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Waves: An Interactive Tutorial
This collection of interactive tutorials on Waves covers topics ranging from basic motion through chains of oscillators and non-linear waves. Each tutorial is built around an interactive simulation that can be run on a wide range of devices.

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PhET: Physics Education Technology
Research-validated simulations designed for student engagement. Simulations are available for a wide range of topics.

Latest Source Materials

Jun 23 Oersted Medal Lecture 2007: Interactive simulations for teaching physics: What works, what doesn’t, and why
Jun 13 Doing Positive Work: on student understanding of thermodynamics
Jun 8 Hoot Tubes
Jun 5 Lens Science: Exploring Light with Gelatin Lenses

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July 20th History

1947: The German physicist Gerd Binnig was born on this date in 1947. Binnig shared the 1986 Physics Nobel Prize with Heinrich Rohrer for the invention of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope.
Source: Encyclopedia Britanica; submitted by Brian Smith.