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Geisler Library

Call numbers of books:

Physics: 530 - 539.9

Engineering and Allied Operations: 620 - 629.9

Software and System

Mathematica tutorials 1, 2, 3

Matlab tutorials 1, 2

Linux webpage

Gnuplot webpage


Online Resources

Visualized simulations about waves, acoustics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, optics and much more (java applets)

online quick-check of physics terms and equations


interactive journey to modern physics (dialogues, java applets, etc.)

physics and engineering stuff explanations

Physics World

Nobel Prize Physics: interesting articles, games and simulations

Physicsorg  physics and technology space news

Physics Virtual Bookshelf concepts and flash Animations

Online Journals



American Physical Society (APS)

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT, AAPT careers)

Career Resources 

A series of slide shows designed to inform and excite undergraduates about physics.

Physics Today JobsFind Physical Science and Engineering Jobs

Find the teaching degrees you need to become a teacher (Becoming a Teacher)


Department of Physics, Central College
812 University St., Pella, IA 50219
Phone: (877) 462-3687 Fax: (641) 628-5920