"Ordinary language is totally unsuited for expressing what physics really asserts, since
the words of everyday life are not sufficiently abstract. Only mathematics and
mathematical logic can say as little as the physicist means to say."-
The Scientific Outlook, 1931.
"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing
on the shoulders of giants."-Sir Isaac Newton
"Give me where to
stand, and I will move the earth."-Archimedes
Astrophysics Data System -- approximately 300,000 free full-text
The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project that provides
free access to the full text of articles in astronomy and astrophysics. Most of
the major astronomical journals are included.
arXiv.org -- is a fully
automated electronic archive and distribution server for research papers.
Covered areas include physics and related disciplines, mathematics, nonlinear
sciences, computational linguistics, and neuroscience. Both preprints and
published papers are available.
Physics and Astronomy
& Astronomy (Springer)
Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
-- NASA-funded project whose main resource is an
which includes four sets of abstracts: 1) astronomy and astrophysics, 2)
instrumentation, 3) physics and geophysics, 4) Los Alamos preprint server. Each
dataset can be searched by author, object name (astronomy only), title, or
abstract text words. In addition, links to the full text of articles appearing
in most of the major astronomical journals.
- Accel-OneD Solver --
browser-interactive resource for solving low and high speed constant
acceleration problems at
U. Of Missouri Columbia
- Center for History of
American Institute of Physics
- Century of
Physics -- The American Physical Society
Fowler's Physics Applets -- Basic concepts of Physics.
Physics & Math with Java
and Physics Help Page, The
NIST Physical Reference Data -- Includes physical constants, atomic
spectroscopic data, molecular spectroscopic data, ionization data, x-ray &
gamma-ray data, radiation dosimetry data, nuclear physics data and condensed
matter physics data.
Virtual Physics Laboratory by Fu-Kwun Hwang -- Java Applets about mechanics, dynamics, waves, thermodynamics,
electromagnetics and light/optics.
- Physics 2000 - an
journey through modern physics
Physlets -- Physics Applets, are small flexible Java
applets designed for science education.
- Resources of the
Bohr Library -- Materials relating to the history of modern physics
and allied sciences. Includes books, journals, archives, manuscripts, a
catalogue of sources, photographs and oral history interviews.
Why is the Sky Dark
at night (Applet guide to Physics problems)
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