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The Open Source Physics Project creates and distributes curricular material for physics education and computational physics. Compiled programs, curricular materials, a modeling environment, Java code libraries, and data analysis tools are included. The learning resources include interactive explorations, conceptual and analytic exercises, and tutorials. Open Source Physics projects include curriculum for computational physics and statistical physics, video analysis software, and upper division physics courses. Open Source Physics is supported by the National Science Foundation.

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- Computational Physics
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- Instructional Material
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© 2006 Open Source Physics
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Java library, Java simulation, Open Source, computational physics, osp
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Metadata instance created March 3, 2006 by Bruce Mason
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Open Source Physics:

Contains Easy Java Simulations

Easy Java Simulations is a package of Java programming tools that simplifies the development of Java simulations of physical systems.

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Contains Tracker Video Analysis

The Tracker Video Analysis program is open source software the allows users to do sophticated analysis of still and video images. It has a wide range of tools for graphical overlays, filters, and multiple reference frames.

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Has the Format Of An Open Source XML Framework for Authoring Curricular Material

This article describes the XML framework of Open Source Physics packages.

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