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Physics Article Databases

For Starters

  • Physics Central: Learn How Your World Works
    The American Physical Society communicates the "excitement and importance of physics" through this website. It describes the latest research and the scientists who are doing it.
  • Fundamental Physical Constants
    A list of formulas for about three dozen physical constants, i.e., Planck Constant, Speed of Light, Avogadro Number, and Bohr Radius.
  • Physics World
    Physics World communicates world-class research and innovation to the widest possible audience. The website forms part of the Physics World portfolio, a collection of online, digital and print information services for the global scientific community.
  • Amusement Park Physics
    This site provides simple explanations for the physics that make amusement park rides possible. Find out what Newton's laws of motion have to do with bumper cars, design a roller coaster, or see what Galileo has to do with the design of free fall rides.
  • Physics of Racing Series
    A collection of articles exploring the physics of car racing. There is a FAQ.
  • Planetary Image Atlas
    Provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and the Planetary Data System, this site is designed to eventually serve as a single interface for searching, displaying, and downloading images and data from a number of planetary missions. In the meantime, the site acts as a portal to the older individual mission collections. These include Galileo, Mars Pathfinder, Viking Lander, Viking Orbiter, Magellan, and Clementine. The site and the data featured are meant primarily for scientists in related fields, but a number of images and mosaics that are available may interest non-specialists.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

  • Eric Weisstein's World of Physics
  • Laws List
    Subtitled: Laws, rules, principles, effects, paradoxes, limits, constants, experiments, & thought-experiments in physics. From aberration to the Zeeman effect, this is a minidictionary of physics and astronomy terms.

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