Newton's Aquarium 1.0b2 review
DownloadNewton's Aquarium is an interactive physics package that helps students visualize and understand Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation.


Newton's Aquarium is an interactive physics package that helps students visualize and understand Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation. While creating and exploring their own solar systems, students encounter the core concepts in classical physics. Newton's Aquarium was designed for use in senior high school and college physics courses.
Newton's Aquarium is a solar system construction set that allows students to create and explore situations involving any number of stars, planets, moons and asteroids. This software takes an interactive, visual approach to physics.
Newton's Aquarium will help students develop an intuition for orbital mechanics. Students will gain a better understanding of the physics behind the images. By creating and exploring their own solar systems with Newton's Aquarium, students encounter the core concepts in classical physics.
Here are some key features of "Newtons Aquarium":
Core Topics
Forces and Newton's Laws of Motion
Mass and weight
Freebody diagrams
Center of mass and conservation of momentum
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
Key Features
Trajectory tracing
Display of velocity, acceleration and force vectors
Variable G and distance exponent
Interactive realtime nbody simulation (using 4th order RungeKutta error correction)
Sample documents, online help and student activities.
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