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The Project has its own YouTube Channel. When using the CWIS portal to locate animations, use the "More Info" link to get the alternate URL to the YouTube version of the animation.

 
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View Resource HD Transverse and Longitudinal Waves

A longitudinal or compression wave is created by a disturbance that is along the direction the wave will travel. A transverse wave is created by a disturbance that is perpendicular to the direction...

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http://phys23p.sl.psu.edu/phys_anim/waves/trans_n_longN.avi
View Resource HD Rectified 3 Phase

This animation shows the flow of current in 3-phase AC to DC rectification circuit, a well as a plot of the three input currents and the output current.

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http://phys23p.sl.psu.edu/phys_anim/EM/3phaseHD.avi
View Resource HD Magnetic Forces and the DC Electric Motor

The forces on the wire segments of the current loop in an electric motor depends upon the geometry of the loop (relative to the magnetic field) as well as the direction of the current. This animation...

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http://phys23p.sl.psu.edu/phys_anim/EM/DC_motorNHD.avi
View Resource HD Charging by Induction

This animation show a conductor can acquire charge through the process of induction. A charge is brought near an isolated conductor. The conductor is connected to ground, allowing some charge to...

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http://phys23p.sl.psu.edu/phys_anim/EM/charging_by_induction...
View Resource Galileo and Motion

Galileo studied the motion of objects rolling down an inclined plane, and made note of patterns in those motions which he extrapolated to the motion of falling objects.

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http://phys23p.sl.psu.edu/phys_anim/mech/galileo_and_motion_...

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