Lessons on General Physics
|This interactive lesson addressees the need and use of fundamental units.
|Naked Number Catastrophe
|This News article collection details the bad things that happen when numbers are left unit-less or naked.
|Significant Figures the Complete Lesson
|This interactive lesson deals with all aspects of accuracy, precision, error, and significant figures. Includes explanation and practice. If you have Shockwave, this is the lesson to choose.
|An explanation of the concept behind significant figures. Includes descriptions of how to use them.
Here is a more concise explanation.
Here is a more detailed version.
|Sig. Fig. Drill
|An outstanding tool for practicing significant figure counting.
|A solid explanation of what scientific notation is, how to use it and what to do with calculations.
|Scientific Notation Conversion Drills
|These are outstanding tools for practicing converting scientific notation to decimals and for converting decimals to scientific notation.
|Names of Big Numbers
|This table just shows the names of really big numbers.
|Powers of Ten (distance) Better
|An interesting look at taking a number and continuing to multiply by 10 (or divide). A great way to help you visualize large numbers.
|Images & Explanation
|Using a Protractor
|A nice interactive set that teaches you how to use a protractor correctly and lets you practice.
(Flash) Not Local
|This slide show presents the basic concepts of Density as they relate to physics. (printable notes in pdf)
|This interactive lab lets you experiment with different objects in liquid tanks, graduated cylinders, and scales. Thanks to Raman Pfaff for creating this.
|Unit Conversion Tool
|MEGA-Converter. This is the ultimate tool for converting one unit into another unit.
|Vector Addition Lab
|This interactive lab lets you experiment with arranging and combining vectors to find the resultant. Thanks to Raman Pfaff for creating this.
|These lessons examine the methods for adding and subtracting vectors. Both the parallelogram and triangle methods are shown.
|Reaction Time Lab
|This interactive lab lets you test and measure your reaction time for both sight and sound.
Thanks to Raman Pfaff for creating this.
|A collection of multiple choice questions providing immediate feedback.
|Multiple Choice Practice