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Aaron Titus
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How long does it take to travel to Mars?

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Physics of The Martian: Traveling to Mars
(image credit: NASA ) In a contemporary, yet classic survival story, The Martian documents the struggle of astronaut Mark Watney to withstand the barrage of life-ending threats thrown by Mars. Although science fiction, author Andy Weir weaves physics, astro...

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Physics of "The Martian"
(image credit: NASA ) In a contemporary, yet classic survival story,  The Martian  by Andy Weir documents the struggle of astronaut Mark Watney to withstand a barrage of life-ending threats thrown by Mars.  The Martian  is a combination of Tom Hanks'  Apoll...

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Physics of "The Martian"
In a contemporary, yet classic survival story,  The Martian  by Andy Weir documents the struggle of astronaut Mark Watney to withstand a barrage of life-ending threats thrown by Mars.  The Martian  is a combination of Tom Hanks'  Apollo 13  and  Castaway . ...

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Matter & Interactions Lecture Demo Programs
Here are bookmarks to lecture demo programs for the textbook Matter & Interactions by Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood. VPython Mechanics  ( http://matterandinteractions.org/Content/Materials/programs1.html ) E&M ( http://matterandinteractions.org/Content/Mat...

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Choosing a version of VPython for Fall 2015
Recently, Bruce Sherwood, co-author of VPython, gave his advice on choosing a version of VPython for Fall Semester, 2015. I'm sharing it here for others to see. Python 2.7 plus VPython 6.11 is still the right decision. The holdup on running with Python 3.x ...

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Running VPython in a Browser with Anaconda, Jupyter, and iVisual
Installing iPython Jupyter and iVisual In a previous post , I described how to install and run VPython using iPython Notebook. However, the instructions are now outdated due to the upgrade of Notebook to Jupyter. If you open an existing notebook in Jupyter,...

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For the first time, I'm Trinket to post example Python code for graphing. It's a chance to try both Trinket and Python for graphing data.

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Python Graphing Tutorials in Trinket
Frequently you and your students need a reminder of the syntax for commonly used tasks in Python. Trinket can be used to post interactive Python code which your students can run in the browser or copy and paste for the purpose of running locally on their co...

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Using Trinket for Python Tutorials
Trinket for Course Web Sites In Fall 2014, I used Trinket for my course web site, PHY 3110 (Classical Mechanics) . I have developed web-based course material since 1994. Thus I have created many course web sites over the last 20 years. In recent years, I've...
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