STEP is an interactive tool for learning Physics. Using this tool, you can model the physical world through simulations. STEP can be used very effectively for demonstrating complex interactions in mechanics. Besides building the simulations, we can also graph the properties of the objects that are being modeled. After the theory has been introduced, models can be used to reinforce understanding. STEP is a good supplement for syllabus at the college level.
STEP is part of the KDE project and can be downloaded using Synaptic Package Manager.
In this series of tutorials, we will learn the use of STEP through a series of simulations.
The Spoken Tutorial Effort for STEP is being contributed by Sriranjani Ranganathan from Public Software Center,IT for Change, Bangalore. Other contributors who helped in the creation of the outline and scripts are ............
- Introduction to STEP
- What are the Various Components of STEP
- How to Build a Basic Simulation
- Where to Use STEP
- Learning How to Add Forces and Interactions to STEP
- Add Motors and Springs
- Add Gravitation and Coulomb Forces
- Add Tracers
- Simulation of Simple Collision Examples
- Build Collisions Between Various Components to Demonstrate Laws of Conservation
- Creating Simulations that Involve Gas Particles
- Use Various Components to Build Complex Systems
- Creating Simulations and Using Controllers to Track the Variables
- Graphing the Properties of the Particles in the Simulation