How to use this Website and CD:
The Physics 8.02 Website and CD are divided into
seven sections: Vector
Faraday's Law, Light,
Course Notes, and Resources.
Each of the first five sections contain visualizations appropriate
to the section topic, with brief text explanations for each. The
Course Notes section contains the course notes used in the Physics
8.02 (Electricity and Magnetism) course at MIT, organized by topic,
and with links to associated visualizations (click on the images
marked as "Animations" to open the visualization). The
Resources section contains some papers and background information
on the concepts and mathematics used in creating these visualizations,
as well as papers describing some of the assessment we have done
on teaching in the TEAL format.
The sections can be reached through the links at
the top and bottom of any page, or from the main index page. Clicking
the MIT logo in the upper right of each page will take you back
to the main index.
Shockwave simulations will require the Macromedia
Shockwave Plugin installed on your browser. If you don't already
have the plugin installed, it will be installed automatically when
you try to view a Shockwave file, provided you are connected
to the internet.
The Java simulations can only be run if you are
connected to the internet. They will not run under OS X.
The online version of this material is available
In addition, the Guided
Tour gives a more detailed walkthrough of the topics illustrated
in this site, with a more robust description of the physics associated
with each section, and links to the visualizations as appropriate.
The Guided Tour page is also available in PDF
format (without links) for easy printing. For an even more in-depth
exposition of the material, see the Course