# Classical Mechanics

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- Amusement Park Physics
- Page http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/index.html
- How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? Design your own roller coaster and experiment with bumper car collisions.

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- Classical Mechanics on Wikipedia
- Page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_mechanics
- Free online encyclopedia with description of the theory and history of classical mechanics.

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- Derivation of Basic Gyroscope Formula
- Page http://www.andrijar.com/gyroscope/gyroscope.htm
- Web page contains a clear, simple and intuitive derivation of this formula.

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- Gyroscope
- Page http://www.howstuffworks.com/gyroscope.htm
- Graphics, related links and a video combine to show you how gyroscopes work.

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- How a Helium Balloon Works
- Page http://www.howstuffworks.com/helium.htm
- Explanation of lifting capabilities of helium, hydrogen and hot air balloons, from How Stuff Works.

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- Mechanics: Statics and Kinematics
- Page http://www.splung.com/content/sid/2/
- Splung.com provides educative material including distance, displacement, velocity, acceleration, linear motion, circular motion, momentum, Newton's laws of motion, simple harmonic motion, energy, work, power, gravitation, Kepler's laws, satellites and friction.

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- Non Linear Mappings
- Page http://complexity.xozzox.de/nonlinmappings.html
- Interactive visualisation of nonlinear mappings, a Java applet simulating the standard map and the Henon map.

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- On a General Method of Expressing the Paths of Light and of the Planets, by the Coefficients of a Characteristic Function
- Page http://www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/HistMath/People/Hamilton/LightPlanets/LightPlanets.html
- An original paper by William Rowan Hamilton, dated 1833.

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- Oscillations and Harmonic Oscillations
- Page http://www.examstutor.com/physics/resources/studyroom/waves_and_oscillations/oscillations_and_harmonic_oscillations/
- Tutorial on this topic.

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- Physics Articles
- Page http://www.cleonis.nl/
- Discussion of various forms of rotating motion in which the Coriolis effect plays a part, such as the Foucault pendulum and inertial oscillations. Illustrated with animations.

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- Simulations with Java
- Page http://www.myphysicslab.com/
- Provides several interactive physics simulations such as springs and masses, pendulums, molecules. Objects, mass, gravity, spring stiffness can be modified.

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- Soccer Ball Physics
- Page http://www.soccerballworld.com/Physics.htm
- Discusses shape of a soccer ball, spin effects and the motion of projectiles.

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- Coupled Oscillations
- Page http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/applist/coupled/osc2.htm
- This applet illustrates coupled oscillations of a linear chain of identical noninteracting bodies connected to each other and to fixed endpoints by identical ideal springs. All bodies start from rest, and their initial positions can be set either by sliding them along the track

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- Simple Harmonic Motion
- Page http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/shm/Q.shm.html
- A series of graphical animations illustrating the features of this phenomenon, with online consolidation exercises.

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- History Topic: The Brachistichrone Problem
- Page http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/PrintHT/Brachistochrone.html
- This problem was posed by Johann Bernoulli in 1696 and several mathematicians rose to the challenge.

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- Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics
- Page http://www.mathpages.com/home/kmath523/kmath523.htm
- A detailed introduction to the basic features and mathematical formalisms involved.

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- The Principle of Least Action
- Page http://www.ph.utexas.edu/~gleeson/httb/chapter1_3_6.html
- A brief review of the mathematics and physics involved in the principle of least action.