Resources

Here are a few websites that will be interesting, as well as useful, to physics and engineering students. 

Study References

HyperPhysics

HyperPhysics is a comprehensive overview of concepts in physics. Its spider-web structure makes navigation easy to use. The sidebar on the website also provides links to concept maps.

 

Physics Journals / News 

American Institute of Physics

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a not-for-profit membership corporation that was chartered in New York State in 1931 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare. 

American Physical Society 

Since its formation in 1899 at Columbia University, The American Physical Society has dedicated itself to the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. In its more than 100 years of service to science and humanity, the APS has established itself as the major membership organization for physicists in the United States and a significant force in physics internationally. More than 41,000 scientists worldwide belong to the non-profit scientific and educational Society, evenly distributed in academia, industry, and government laboratories. 

Physical Review Focus 

Use this link to follow developments in all areas of physics through recent articles in Physical Review Letters. The articles are explained in a style that undergraduate physics majors will find easy to read. 

American Physical Society Research Journals

Use this link to learn about research journals from the APS, said to publish the largest number of (pages of) physics articles in the world. It has scores of links leading you to various areas interesting to you. 

Physics World 

"The world's most comprehensive index to online physics resources!" It is a swift way to access European advances in physics, for example. 

Physics News 

This page is maintained by High Energy Physics Group at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. It contains various up-to-date news topics in physics as well as additional links to other physics news resources.

 

Engineering 

The Engineer's Ultimate Resource Tool

This site provides several useful tools for engineers. Includes job listings, conversion calculators, videos, puzzles, blogs, and free software downloads. 

Discover Engineering

Discover Engineering is a great website for learning what engineering is all about. It gives an overview of different fields of engineering, video activities, recent happenings in engineering, and more.

 

Astronomy

National Air and Space Museum

The Smithsonian NASM site highlights new findings in astronomy. There are online exhibits to visit, overviews of the museum's collections, an archive of research in astronomy, and many other pages of interest.

David Hanon's Home Page

This page is maintained by David Hannon, a local, avid, astronomer. His page includes many excellent CCD images ranging from the impacts of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter, to the latest images of comet Hale-Bopp.

 

Interesting Facts

 How Everything Works

This site offers thoughtful answers to questions about physics. A very valuable resource for students in all grades, for college students and professors.

Cubes and Hypercubes

Interactive cube and hypercube anaglyphs. You can rotate them around any of several axes. They are very useful for thinking about the fourth dimension. The site has links to many three-dimensional images by the same author and by others. 

Physics in Everyday Terms 

PhysicsCentral is "... designed to bring the importance and excitement of physics to everyone." This site includes basic physics, essays, press releases, questions answered, and links to many sites.