Mechanics (a.k.a. Visual Mechanics) is a Virtual Lab of Mechanics. An Intuitively Easy-To-Use collection of -at least- 73 interactive Mechanics simulation modules that allow the user to simulate and visualize experiments.
A Virtual Lab mainly a t the University level, however, High Schools with ambitious programs and Colleges may find Mechanics very useful for their courses. Mechanics may be used (1) during classes, to support the teacher''s explanation, making classes more interesting, (2) in the library by students, to review the topics covered in classes (3) at home by students to run experiments with the student''s data, even extreme experiments, which result in a better grasping of topics. Teachers may use this software to prepare classes and suggest experiments.
Mechanics makes the students really learn because the experiments exceed those studied in a traditional Mechanics course, thus opening the doors to a richer and enlightening panorama.
In a conventional (traditional) Physics lab it is impossible to execute experiments with extreme parameters, for instance it is impossible to shot a gun, because it is dangerous, it is impossible to make changes in the acceleration of gravity, it is not possible to carry out experiments in "Slow Motion" or to settle a "time freezing". This software overcomes all these drawbacks.
Special Features .-
-Experiment pause (Time freezing): introduuces a pause during an experiment, which is usually used to display vectors (forces, velocities, accelerations, etc)
-Slow Motion: executes an experiment slowlly enough for the user to appreciate the details.
-Extreme parameters experimentation: Allowws experimentation with parameters that if used in real life would produce damage to the equipment or harm the user.
-Using the screen as a blackboard: In manyy experiments the user may use the screen as a blackboard: placing vectors, blocks, masses, etc wherever he/she wants on screen.
Mechanics is a free trial software application from the Teaching & Training Tools subcategory, part of the Education category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2005-02-03. The program can be installed on Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Win98, WinOther, WinServer, WinVista, WinVista x64, WinXP, Other.
Mechanics (version 1) has a file size of 1.90 MB and is available for download from our website.
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