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Offline LetoII

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Are there any cool physics programs / games out there that allow me to simulate any theories for devices i come up with?
I'd figure there are since we have programs that attempt to understand / recreate the big bang but i don't know of any.

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Re: Physics programs / games
« Reply #1 on: 11/06/2012 19:22:48 »
« Last Edit: 15/06/2012 13:48:54 by RD »
 

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Re: Physics programs / games
« Reply #2 on: 15/06/2012 08:03:25 »
MATLAB maybe.
 

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Re: Physics programs / games
« Reply #3 on: 02/08/2012 19:34:15 »
There are some pretty cool, educational and entertaining physics apps for the ipad. I wish these were for the PC as well.

Physics Pad - Build and test simple physics machines - A bit primitive, but has lots of potential.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/physics-pad-hd/id433831281?mt=8

Gravity Lab - Planetary objects simulator - A fun way to waste your time.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gravity-lab/id404052213?mt=8

Cicuit Lab HD - Electronics Simlator - Not as much fun as blowing copper traces, but very useful
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/circuit-lab-hd/id401263775?mt=8

iCircuit - Another Electronics Simulator - I miss the smell of blue smoke.
http://icircuitapp.com/

Chemist - Very very nice chemistry simulator - You gotta see this!
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chemist/id440666387?mt=8

Angry B‏irds! - LOL! not a physics simulator, or is it? Too much fun not to have.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/angry-birds-hd-free/id409809295?mt=8
 

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Re: Are there any good physics simulation programmes?
« Reply #4 on: 13/08/2012 15:58:42 »
For physics I would suggest SciLab which is completely free and very versatile. It is a poor man's MatLab. If you are interested in algebraic manipulation try Maxima. Also free and a poor man's Maple.

Neither are a walkover to use though, at least they were not for me.
 

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