| ||Ask HN: Good software for interactive exploration of quantum/particle physics?|
86 points by Fr0styMatt88 on June 27, 2016 | hide | past | favorite | 24 comments |
|I've been on a big math and physics kick lately and have started reading Feynman's "Six Easy Pieces".|
It's got me thinking - what software is out there that is kind of like a particle / quantum physics sandbox? Any environments where you can start playing with things, such as particles and forces, with lots of graphics / interactivity?
To put it another way - what are some of the best 'software physics toys' that people have come across?
I've seen 'The Powder Toy' (http://powdertoy.co.uk/) and 'Algodoo' (http://www.algodoo.com/). Algodoo seems to deal mainly with mechanics and The Powder Toy is extremely fun though not really meant to be realistic as such.
Anything like 'The Powder Toy' but more in-depth?
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