Wolfram Physics I
Taking introductory physics or need a quick physics reference? Then you need the Wolfram Physics I Course Assistant. This app will help you work through your homework problems, ace your tests, and learn physics concepts. Forget canned examples! The Wolfram Physics I Course Assistant solves your specific physics problems on the fly.
This app covers the following topics from Physics I:
- Solve linear and rotational kinematic equations
- Calculate forces of gravity, friction, and springs
- Calculate motion of rockets, pendulums, collisions, and more
- Perform calculations involving mass, weight, density, energy, work, and power
- Do unit conversions
- Look up laws of physics and common physics constants
The Wolfram Physics I Course Assistant is powered by the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine and is created by Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica—the world's leading software system for mathematical research and education.
The Wolfram Physics I Course Assistant draws on the computational power of Wolfram|Alpha's supercomputers over a 2G, 3G, or Wi-Fi connection.
|Download||$2.99||This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.|
The power of Wolfram Alpha in my mind is the ability to input almost any scenario and allow it to do the math for you... but you have to understand the scenario and be able to set up the physics and math.
In this App the scenarios are all fixed. The graphs produced (in a few scenarios) showing the solutions are possibly useful for some higher order thinking (i.e. "What does each line show?"), but otherwise it is too rigid / limited in the types of problems it will address.
Not good for teaching, perhaps good for checking answers to introductory questions? - but anyone who needs this to work out solutions has missed the point... they need to upgrade their math skills ASAP!