10 Online Physics Tutorials and Resources

By Steven Holzner

Tons of physics tutorials are online, and some are very useful, not to mention fun. Take a look at these resources. There’s a lot of physics just waiting for you out there.

  • The Physics Classroom: This famous physics tutorial and problem-solving site is touted as a high school physics tutorial, but it’s a great resource for students at any level. It boasts good coverage on most topics.

  • PhET: This site provides many simulations and related activities to help you visualize and understand a wide variety of physics topics.

  • HyperPhysics: This award-winning physics site is very extensive. You find quick explanations of hundreds of topics that are easily clickable to find the information you want.

  • MIT OpenCourseWare: MIT provides free lecture videos, notes, problem sets, and other resources for introductory through advanced physics courses.

  • Physics 24/7 Tutorial: This extensive site covers many different areas. This site also has quizzes, which are good for giving you practice for exams.

  • University of Guelph’s Physics Tutorial: This site has good coverage but a limited selection of topics. The site includes nice animations and plenty of well-illustrated graphs.

  • Tutor4Physics: This eclectic site specializes in worked-out physics problems. It contains exceptionally clear explanations and very good step-by-step solutions.

  • Kenneth R. Koehler’s Hypertextbook: Biology or chemistry students who are taking physics will find this site especially helpful. An extensive site that covers physics topics well, it includes some nice hints that you won’t find anywhere else.

  • Fear of Physics’s Problem Solver: This website is unique because it’s interactive. You can get practice by answering physics problems of the fill-in-the-blank variety — and you actually get to fill in the blanks!

  • Vector Resolver: This is an interactive web page that helps you find the components of a vector. Your browser needs to support Java applets in order to work this one.