Physical Sciences
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Physics (530)

Yahoo! Physics -
Yahoo's links to Web sites about physics. Includes links to topics such as: Amusement Park Rides; Physics; Ask an Expert; Astrophysics; Atomic Physics; Biophysics; Chaos; Chemical Physics; Companies; Condensed Matter; Conferences; Crystallography; Education; Employment; Fluid Dynamics; High-Energy and Particle Physics; History; Holograms; Humor; Institutes; Journals; Lasers; Libraries; Magnetism; Mechanics; Nobel Prize in Physics; Optical Engineering; Organizations; Philosophy of Physics; Photonics; Physicists; Physics e-print; Plasma Physics; Publications; Quantum Chemistry; Quantum Computing; Quantum Teleportation; Relativity; Scientific Constants; Software; Speed of Light; Superconductivity; Temperature; Theoretical Physics; Web Directories; X-Ray; and Usenet. Physics -
About's links to over 700 Web sites about physics indexed by David Harris. Includes links to subjects such as: Latest News; Newsletters; Reference; Student Guides; Physics Dictionary; Acoustics; Atomic Physics; Biophysics; Chaos; Condensed Matter; Cosmology; Electromagnetism; Fluid Dynamics; Humor; Journals; Laser Physics; Mechanics; Nuclear Physics; Optics; Particle Physics;  Philosophy; Physicists; Quantum Physics; Relativity; Sport Physics; Thermodynamics; and Weather Physics.
Physics Web -
The Web site of Physics World magazine, published by the British Institute of Physics. Includes a page of links to "Physics Around the World."
Project PHYSlab -
A collection of physics labs from Project PHYSLab. They are available for free download for anyone who wishes to use them. Also includes a collection of URL's pertaining to science and physics from around the world. An excellent place to find other physics information.
Circles of Light: The Mathematics of Rainbows -
How are rainbows formed? Why do they only occur when the sun is behind the observer? If the sun is low on the horizon, at what angle in the sky should we expect to see a rainbow? This lab helps to answer these and other questions by examining a mathematical model of light passing through a water droplet. (University of Minnesota Calculus Initiative)
Rainbow Resources -
This Web site explains the physics of the rainbow and general optical phenomena. Includes links to rainbow resources and lesson plans.
American Institute of Physics -
This is the Web site of one the major professional organization for the physicists. The AIP Web site has links to pages on its journals, including Physics Today, as well as the History Center, Science Policy, Public Information (news, press releases, etc.), and Education & Student Services pages.
American Physical Society -
Another major profession organization for physicists is the APS. Its Web site includes links to "A Century of Physics" timeline; Physical Review Focus, with explanations of articles from its journal for students and researchers; Physics Internet Resources with links to other online physics Web sites.
Physics 2000 -
Physics 2000 is a place to have fun learning visually and interactively about physics and familiar high-tech devices. Discover the impacts of Einstein and other early 20th-century physicists on modern technology, and enter the exotic world of quantum physics. (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Physics Demonstrations and Activities -
From "The Physics of Everyday Life" workshop, which focused on five key physical concepts: Newton's laws of motion, Bernoulli's equation, the 1st law of thermodynamics, Ohm's law, and Faraday's induction law, using such activities as building a lever, flying an airplane, throwing a curve ball, boiling water, and turning on a light bulb. (Clayton College, Georgia)
Scientific Investigations -
A collection of experiments reported online, with graphics. Includes investigations in classical mechanics, rotational mechanics, sports-related mechanics, astrophysics, numerical techniques for mechanics, and fluid dynamics. (Mount Allison University)
Nobel Laureates in Physics -
This page is a service of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Library. It contains a list in reverse chronological order of the award winners with brief biographical information and a description of the discovery taken from the Nobel Foundation's text describing each laureate's discovery and other sources.
Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics -
A documented archive of information about women who have made original and important contributions to physics this century through 1975. Includes a short essay explaining why there are very few women in science during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. (UCLA)
"Mapping the Next Millennium" - http://www.Colorado.EDU/physics/APAS4800/mapping.html
Large collection of links to Web resources related to a futuristic book, "Mapping the Next Millennium." Includes space, subatomic particles, and everything in between.
Beginning Physics -
This site provides a brief, very basic introduction to physics. "This is mainly for first-year physics students. Some of it may be easy for you, but other things are hard. Mostly algebra level, some calculus. It contains very skimpy graphics which take up very little memory and should load quickly. This is meant to supplement a regular text. Work a lot of problems in a book." (Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio)
Galileo and Einstein -
Online notes and links for a college physics course. "The course explores two revolutions in our perception of the universe. The first, in which Galileo played the leading role, was the realization that what we see in the heavens -- the moon, the planets, the sun and stars -- are physical objects.... The second revolution was Einstein's realization that this was not the whole truth -- space and time are not as straightforward as they first appear, but are related to each other in a simple but unexpected way. Among other results, this leads to the surprising consequence that mass and energy are different aspects of the same thing!" (U. of Virgina)
Theater of Electricity -
This Web site explores the history and development of static electricity with an emphasis on the Van De Graff generator at a major science museum. (Museum of Science, Boston)
Life, the Universe and the Electron -
Subtitled "An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of the electron," this "web site is designed to complement the exhibition of the same name that is now running at the Science Museum in London." (Science Museum, London and the Institute of Physics)
The Soundry -
"The Soundry is an exciting, interactive, and educational web site about sound. Covering everything from the most basic concepts of what sound actually is to the specifics of how humans perceive it, The Soundry aims to promote enthusiasm and knowledge of sound." (ThinkQuest)
Amusement Park Physics -
"How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? In this exhibit, you'll have a chance to find out by designing your own roller coaster. Plan it carefully--it has to pass a safety inspection.You can also experiment with bumper car collisions." (Annenberg/CPB Project)

Chemistry (540)

Yahoo! Chemistry -
Yahoo's links to Web sites about chemistry. Includes the categories of: Atmospheric Chemistry; Biochemistry; Chemical and Biologica  Weapons; Chemical Engineering; Chemical Mime Types; Chemical Physics; Chemists; Chemometrics; Chromatography; Clinical Chemistry; Companies; Computational Chemistry; Conferences; Education; Electrochemistry; Employment; History; Humor; Journals; Libraries; Material Safety Data; Sheets (MSDS); Mole Day; Molecular Databases; Nobel Prize in Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Organizations; Periodic Table of the Elements; Physical Chemistry; Polymers; Research; Scientific Constants; Software; Sonochemistry; Spectroscopy; Trade Magazines; Web Directories; and Usenet.
About Chemistry -
Yahoo's links to Web sites about chemistry. Includes the subjects of: Acids Bases pH; Analytical; Ask an Expert; Astrochemistry; Atomic Structure; Biochemistry; Databases; Chemical Warfare; Clip Art; History; Chromatography; Computational Chem; Convert/Calculate; Crystallography; Electrochemistry;  Environmental; Fun Sites; General; Graphics Software; How Things Work; Inorganic; K-12 Grade Lessons; Organic; Periodic Tables; Physical; Polymer;  Spectroscopy; Stoichiometry; Terminology; and Toxic Chemicals.
Chemistry Teaching Resources -
This is an attempt to present a comprehensive list of chemistry teaching resources on the Internet. You are invited to submit pages for indexing, as well as to correct errors you may find in the links. (Knut Irgum, Svante Åberg, Umeå University, Sweden)
WebElements - 
This Web site is a terrific one for all sorts of information about the chemical elements. By clicking on the element's symbol on the periodic table you are taken to pages of information about the properties, uses, manufacture, etc. of the element. (Mark Winters)
MathMol -
"MathMol (Mathematics and Molecules) is designed to serve as an introductory starting point for those interested in the field of molecular modeling." Includes online hyper media textbooks for both elementary and high school students. Nicely illustrated and easy to use. (NYU/ACF Scientific Visualization Laboratory)
CHEMystery -
An interactive guide and chemistry textbook developed by students. Covers a wide variety of chemistry concepts. Well organized and easy to use. (ThinkQuest)

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