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Screenshot for Make Your Own Catapult Out of PVC Piping
This video is provided by Make Magazine and demonstrates how to make a catapult out of PVC piping. "This weekend, get some PVC and build a human powered catapult. Bre Pettis joins forces with Bill Gurstelle, seige weapon builder extraordinaire!" The video runs 3:05 minutes in length. 
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Try Engineering is a portal about engineering and engineering careers. This site is intended to help young people understand what engineering actually means and how an engineering career can be made part of their future. The site features links to engineering programs at major universities and...
Screenshot for Molecular Expressions: Electricity and Magnetism - Interactive Java Tutorials
This page is an index to the interactive Java tutorials developed to help students understand topics in electricity and magnetism. Created by Florida State University, the site contains tutorials about concepts such as capacitance, Ohm's Law, and creation of a silicon seascape. The website contains...
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The University of Michigan Virtual Reality Laboratory (VRL) at the College of Engineering explores innovative applications of immersive and non-immersive virtual environments in a variety of areas. For industrial applications, research is focused on virtual prototyping of engineering designs -...
Screenshot for Calculating Belt Velocity and Horsepower
In this Flash-based interactive object by James Bourassa and John Rosz from Fox Valley Technical College, learners are given the RPM, the pulley diameter, and the force, and proceed to calculate belt velocity and horsepower.
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This interactive presentation, created by authors James Bourassa and John Rosz, explains the calculations and physics behind work and power calculations. The authors address how these calculations play a vital role in engineering practices and methods. The format of the lesson is akin to an animated...
Screenshot for Boyle's Law
This interactive presentation, created by Terry Bartelt and hosted by the Electromechanical Digital Library, discusses the history and theory of Boyle's Law. The presentation offers two different variations of the concept. The first involves "a change in pressure exerted on a given quantity of gas...
Screenshot for Charles's Law
This interactive presentation, created by Terry Bartelt and hosted by the Electromechanical Digital Library, discusses the history and theory of Charles's Law, which states, "the volume of a given quantity of gas varies directly with its temperature." A series of interactive flash animations show...
Screenshot for RPM of AC Motors
This interactive presentation, created by Terry Bartelt for the Electromechanical Digital Library, discusses the rotations per minute (RPM) of AC motors. Bartelt begins with a discussion of the magnetism that allows most of these motors to function. The author addresses such factors as the frequency...
Screenshot for Calculating Horsepower, RPM, and Torque
This interactive presentation, created by James Bourassa and John Rosz for the Electromechanical Digital Library, discusses the calculation of horsepower, RPMs, and torque. Bourassa and Rosz begin by providing detailed definitions of all three topics and then provide mathematical examples for...
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